Even for our wildly successful B/R faceoff—which predicted the final destinations of 25 of the best 2011 recruits—recruiting writer Michael Pinto and I faced the "too soon" criticism.
I hope those critics don't notice this early primer on 12 top recruits from the 2012 class (with video!).
Written offers can't be made until September 1. But with verbal offers already going out to some of these kids, and some commitments already starting to pop up, it's about time you got up to speed on some of 2012's best. Nick Saban isn't waiting, so why should we?
In honor of the year of our predicted destruction, here are 12 of 2012's best.