Published September 18, 2013 - 10:00am
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With more than four months left before signing day, Alabama is sitting in good position to win another mythical national recruiting title.
Not surprisingly, recruiting titles usually go hand-in-hand with on-the-field dominance. Winning is a recruiting tool unto itself, and it makes the job a little bit easier for the coaching staff.
The Crimson Tide have 20 commitments on board now for 2014, and five on board for 2015–including the nation’s top junior quarterback in Ricky Town. The biggest recent news for Alabama is the pickup of the two Louisiana Camerons in the past month–the No. 1 overall recruit in the nation in OL Cameron Robinson, and his childhood buddy wide receiver Cameron Sims. Both are from the Monroe (La.) area–LSU territory.
Those two pickups solidified Alabama’s hold on the No. 1 spot, nationally.
To finish up as strongly as possible, Alabama is going to have to rob LSU of some more of its priceless in-state talent. That will be the most interesting thing to watch down the stretch–can the Crimson Tide wrestle more than the Camerons away from the Tigers. RB Leonard Fourcette will be the big one to watch.
Kalvaraz Bessent is a Top247 national prospect with 247Sports.com–he’s rated No. 59 overall. The Florida native has been on board with the Crimson Tide since March. He said it’s the aura of the program that works best.
“Roll with the Tide or get left, that’s what I know,” Bessent told Saturday Down South on Tuesday. “I mean, it’s a great place to play football. It reminds me of home (Florida). it’s the sport everybody wants to see in town. The coaching staff and the tradition … it’s just too much to explain.”