The Crimson Tide have been one of the best college football teams in the country for the past decade and their recruiting classes have been a major part of it.
Alabama’s success can be correlated to its dominance in the recruiting game year after year. The Crimson Tide have a very high turnover rate of players leaving for the NFL and just this year had 7 players taken on draft day. According to Rivals.com, Alabama has been in the top 5 of recruiting classes for the last 10 years, and has had the number 1 class 7 times in that time frame. The Tide have made a living recruiting in Texas, they have signed 9 four of five star players from Texas in the last 4 years. This year is no different and they received commitments from some of the top talents in the state of Texas.
Tyrell Shavers – Lewisville High School
Shavers was the first recruit from Texas Nick Saban was able to get a commitment from back in June. The 6’6” wide receiver is the 26th ranked wide out in the class of 2017 and had one of the fastest 40-yard dash times in the country posting a 4.38. Shavers had offers from Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech, but chose to attend Alabama.
Jhavonte Dean – Blinn College
Dean is the highest ranked cornerback coming out of a junior college in 2017 and sits in 6th place in overall junior college recruit rankings. Dean originally attended high school in Florida, but decided to play college football at Blinn College in Brenham. He had offers from Miami, Florida and TCU.
Kedrick James – La Vega High School
James is the 9th best tight end in the country and the 41st ranked player in Texas. He de-committed from Baylor after the firing of head football coach Art Briles. He also received offers from Oklahoma, Texas, and TCU. Before choosing Alabama, James seriously considered attending A&M.