Who knew Alabama and Kentucky would bud heads so much on the recruiting trail so often?

Last month, the Crimson Tide moved in on Kentucky’s prized QB commitment Mac Jones.

Now, according to a report from Kentucky beat writer Jon Hale, Alabama is after yet another of the Wildcats’ 2017 commitments.

Former Kentucky assistant Derrick Ansley, who took the defensive backs coach role on Nick Saban’s staff this offseason, recently visited and offered four-star DE James Hudson.

Hudson, who hails from Toledo, Ohio, is another one of Kentucky’s top commitments, and one that is reportedly the direct responsibility of Kentucky DL coach and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow.

Apparently, Marrow found the fact that Ansley was doing some recruiting in Ohio humorous. He tweeted a not-so-subtle jab in Ansley’s direction late Thursday evening:

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Kentucky is sitting on a 2017 recruiting class ranked No. 9 in the country, according to 247Sports.

When you have that many highly touted players committed to your school, you’re going to have to work hard against the nation’s elite to keep them all.

We can’t stress enough how important it is for Mark Stoops’ squad to reach the postseason this fall, both for his job safety and for the message it sends to these talented commitments.