Published December 11, 2013 - 4:00pmNEW: Follow on facebook -
Alabama has lost three four-star prospects in the past month, everybody outside of Tuscaloosa is saying Nick Saban is leaving, and the Crimson Tide lost the Iron Bowl.
Yet they’re still No. 1 in the recruiting world–by a mile. Might be time to buy some kryptonite on the black market, Bama haters, because this class is still rock solid and it’s about to get better.
Kalvaraz Bessent and Stephen Roberts probably hurt the ego the most–mostly because the two cornerbacks switched to Auburn. But as has been discussed before, that may signal a shift that may never go public. Bessent and Roberts both still have their pride, choosing the hot SEC rival of Alabama, but the truth is the Crimson Tide will likely fill their spots in the class with cornerbacks who will be more highly ranked–like legacy Marlon Humphrey. So for the time being, does it bruise the ego a little bit? Yeah.
But if fans have any patience at all, they know something big is coming soon.
Just think of the body of work so far: Since the beginning of November, Alabama has lost three good kids, true. But they’ve also gained five-star DE Da’Shawn Hand, a kid who many thought would go to Michigan. They also plucked five-star DB Laurence ‘Hootie’ Jones from LSU’s backyard, four-star defensive tackle Josh Frazier out of Arkansas’ backyard and swayed four-star JUCO DT Jarran Reed away from what seemed like a definite Tennessee commitment.
It’s like they trade three guys away for four. It wasn’t a bad swap. This class is still loaded, and if one trusts the rankings–nobody’s coming close any time soon.