Some Say Nick Saban’s Best Recruiting Class Ever!
The University of Alabama announced that 14 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play football with the Crimson Tide Wednesday, joining 12 players who enrolled at the Capstone in January and will compete in spring practice later this semester.
The 26 total players, including 12 mid-year enrollees, come from eight states – Alabama (7), Florida (5), Louisiana (5), Texas (4), California (2), Hawai’i (1), Georgia (1) and Kentucky (1).
As of 3:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Alabama’s 2017 signing class ranked No. 1 in the country by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout.
As listed by position, the Crimson Tide add to its roster four offensive linemen, four linebackers, four wide receivers, three defensive linemen, three defensive backs, two quarterbacks, two running backs, two tight ends and one athlete.
The January enrollees include junior college OL Elliot Baker (San Francisco, Calif./Archbishop Riordan/City College of San Francisco), junior college DL Isaiah Buggs (Ruston, La./Ruston/Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College), LS Thomas Fletcher (Georgetown, Texas/IMG Academy), RB Najee Harris (Antioch, Calif./Antioch), WR Jerry Jeudy (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach), DB Kyriq McDonald (Madison, Ala./James Clemens), LB Dylan Moses (Baton Rouge, La./IMG Academy), OL Alex Leatherwood (Pensacola, Fla./Booker T. Washington), WR Tyrell Shavers (Lewisville, Texas/Lewisville), QB Tua Tagovailoa (Ewa Beach, Hawai’i/St. Louis), TE Major Tennison (Flint, Texas/Bullard) and ATH Chadarius Townsend (Tanner, Ala./Tanner).
The Crimson Tide had eight players enroll in the spring each of the past three years, seven in 2013, seven in 2012, nine in 2011, 11 in 2010 and four in 2009.