The Alabama Crimson Tide already have signed 10 players, three of which reside in the ESPN Top 150 for recruits. Of those 10, safeties Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix and Trey DePriest figure to have an immediate impact.
They also are being considered by top-recruit Jadeveon Clowney and, possibly the top offensive player in the class, running back Isaiah Crowell.
The Tide also have strong verbal commitments from six other players ranked in the ESPN Top 150, including the highly-touted wide receiver Bradley Sylve from Louisiana
Alabama has been the biggest force in the SEC, and arguably all of college football, over the last several years. Since 2008 they have won 34 games, including an SEC Championship and a BCS National Championship in 2009.
The biggest reason for this is obvious to any Alabama football fan: Since Nick Saban decided to leave the Dolphins for Alabama he has brought the Tide back to college football dominance.
In order to keep that up Nick Saban will have to build on some strong recruiting classes that are already in house.
Here are six reasons why a solid recruiting class can help the Alabama Crimson Tide continue to roll in 2011.