After losing two games and missing out on the College Football Playoffs, some critics are saying the dynasty is over at Alabama and Saban has lost a step. But on Wednesday, Saban put all those rumors to rest as he brought home the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, and possibly the best recruiting class he has ever had. Alabama’s Wednesday went about as well as you could ask for with all 27 recruits signed before lunch. Alabama’s six five-star recruits, 20 four-star recruits and a three-star kicker was enough to seal the No. 1 recruiting class according to the 247Sports composite recruiting rankings.
Things really started going on Tuesday afternoon when Alabama was able to flip five-star offensive tackle Kadyn Proctor. Proctor would get things rolling first thing Wednesday morning when he made it official and signed with the Tide setting the tone for the day.
Next on the agenda was Thompson High School four-star safety Tony Mitchell. Mitchell was a longtime verbal commitment to Alabama, but there was recent optimism from Auburn and Texas A&M that they might have a chance to flip him. Wednesday morning Mitchell kept his verbal commitment and signed with Alabama.
Throughout the day the Crimson Tide continued to receive the letters of intent from all the prospects that they had received strong commitments from until eventually it was the time everyone was waiting on. Where would the Carver High School duo commit to? James Smith and Qua Russaw, both five-star defensive players that have been consistent about attending the same school, were ready to announce where they would be attending college. The perfect day continued for Nick Saban as the pair signed with Alabama and he got two players that are ready to make an impact on the defense on day one.
Nick Saban had a near perfect Wednesday, but he might not be done just yet as Alabama is in the hunt for five-star defensive back Desomond Ricks, who is expected to make his decision Thursday evening. Ricks has been a solid LSU commitment throughout the recruiting process, but a strong push by Alabama has some LSU experts feeling like it could go either way. If Saban is somehow able to flip Ricks, it would be the cherry on top for his No. 1 recruiting class.
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