Since coming to Alabama, head coach Nick Saban has flexed his muscles on the recruiting trails considerably.

The Crimson Tide have routinely cherry-picked the top talent from all across the country. It’s led to four National Championships in the last seven seasons (and potentially five in the last eight).

4-star and 5-star recruits flock to the program. With Saban’s ability to win at the highest level — coupled with the amount of Alabama players being drafted in the NFL — the program essentially recruits itself.

Here’s a scary thought for SEC West teams (and the rest of the country): The current 2017 class might ultimately be the best Saban has ever signed:

Via the 247Sports composite rankings, Alabama currently has the No. 1 class in the country. It includes four 5-star prospects, an eye-popping 15 4-star athletes, five 3-stars, and one 2-star (a long snapper).

A whopping 76-percent of the class is considered a great-to-elite prospect. Alabama isn’t done by any stretch, either. Despite having 25 public commitments, the Crimson Tide is still in the hunt for multiple big-time players — including DT Marvin Wilson, OT Isaiah Wilson, and DE Josh Kaindoh.