Posted by
Message
SummerOfGeorge
Alabama Fan
DeKalb
Member since Jul 2013
66256 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
We lead for 3 Top 16 players.

We'll be alright


lsufanva
LSU Fan
sandston virginia
Member since Aug 2009
9704 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
As long as Saban is there recruiting will never be an issue. The dominance of it may be over but when trending down is essentially falling where the other elite schools live, I think things are going ok.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
11
DougsMugs
Georgia Fan
Georgia
Member since Aug 2019
1787 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
I remember in either 2017 or 16, that both Bama and UGA were outside the top 50 at this point, then they ended up 1 and 2 or something like that after signing day.

Way too early to gloat or panic.


PentagonTiger
USA Fan
Taylor Hall
Member since Dec 2008
1090 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
Like some have already said, Bama’s slight decline is relative. They’ll still get top-5 classes but the expectation that they’ll always end up on top of the ratings is over. I think this is a combination of forces, Saban being older raises questions marks, a lot of staff turnover over the past few years (part of a successful program), and the “process” isn’t as appealing as it used to be. These are kids and some are drawn into a fun, family like atmosphere rather than a professional organization. A lot of elements at play. I also think all of those higher rankings are starting to have an effect on transfers when kids who were top-100 players don’t play their first couple of years, they are ready to bolt.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
22
thunderbird1100
LSU Fan
GSU Eagles fan
Member since Oct 2007
60038 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
There was once a thread on this board in the early part of a recruiting season where Mississippi State was #1 under Dan Mullen's recruiting.

Right now means nothing.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
90
Long Dawg
Georgia Fan
Acworth, GA
Member since Dec 2017
1400 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
Agreed. Bama, UGA, LSU, Ohio State and Clemson are all on a fairly level playing field in recruiting now and above the rest of the nation. Outside of Clemson, most of the top recruiting schools add 5-10big names very late in the process.

Bama used to be on a level all their own and now they share the recruiting podium - so relative to the past they have come down - but that’s more a function of the other schools coming up. Bama will always be in that mix for #1 overall class and will be in Top 5 for as long as the eye can see.

Like others have already said, it’s May.
This post was edited on 5/6 at 10:57 am


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
22
The Vin Man
Member since Sep 2018
73 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
Who are the 3 players? Not seeing it on 247 so I'm genuinely curious.


SummerOfGeorge
Alabama Fan
DeKalb
Member since Jul 2013
66256 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
Brockermeyer, Sorey, McKinstry


The Vin Man
Member since Sep 2018
73 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
Thanks. I saw Sorey listed at #60 but he looks like a beast. All three would be great pickups.


The Vin Man
Member since Sep 2018
73 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
Agreed. I will never doubt Bama/Saban's ability to finish strong. I'm sure both Georgia and Alabama will be battling somewhere in the top 5 in the end.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
02
SummerOfGeorge
Alabama Fan
DeKalb
Member since Jul 2013
66256 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
quote:

Thanks. I saw Sorey listed at #60 but he looks like a beast. All three would be great pickups.





Yea - he's #60 on the composite.

#11 on 247
#21 on ESPN
#179 on Rivals
This post was edited on 5/6 at 12:19 pm


DawgsLife
Georgia Fan
Member since Jun 2013
40480 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
(no message)
This post was edited on 5/6 at 12:32 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
The Vin Man
Member since Sep 2018
73 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
Rivals seems to lag behind 247 and ESPN every year. Since their ratings are impacting several schools I guess it all works out in the end once they catch up.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
TideSaint
Alabama Fan
Prattville - God's Country
Member since Sep 2008
59653 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
quote:

It would interesting to get your thoughts.


Stick around this weekend.


The Vin Man
Member since Sep 2018
73 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
I'm a Tennessee fan so it should be a good weekend for both teams.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
remaster916
Alabama Fan
Alabama
Member since Oct 2012
8529 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
quote:

Kirby leaving has really hurt them.



Pruitt leaving hurt even worse.


Tigerbait357
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2011
39247 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
I see Jacorey Brooks is committing later. Could be a big grab for Bama.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
30
Tigerbait357
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2011
39247 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
quote:

Pruitt leaving hurt even worse.



I imagine recruiting can be challenging at times when position coaches and coordinators turnover quite as high as the last few years. Kirby and Pruitt were great recruiters though.

I don't see Alabama going very far south in recruiting while Saban is there. May not be #1 every year but I would expect top 5 classes. You don't need to even be #1, if you are signing top 5 classes while hitting your areas of need, you have what it takes from a player standpoint to compete for titles.


BamaFan107
Alabama Fan
Madison
Member since Dec 2019
370 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
quote:

I imagine recruiting can be challenging at times when position coaches and coordinators turnover quite as high as the last few years. Kirby and Pruitt were great recruiters though.

I don't see Alabama going very far south in recruiting while Saban is there. May not be #1 every year but I would expect top 5 classes. You don't need to even be #1, if you are signing top 5 classes while hitting your areas of need, you have what it takes from a player standpoint to compete for titles.


This!!! You hit the nail on the head!! Orgeron and his staff are great recruiters and have not had a #1 class but have developed players and hit the areas needed.

Having the #1 class is great for the fans but the players still need to be developed. As long as we hit our needs, I’m fine wherever the class is ranked.


BIGJLAW
Alabama Fan
Member since Mar 2013
5315 posts

re: Bama Recruiting
This thread is aging well, LOL.
Just goes to show you the stupidity of this board.


first pageprev pagePage 2 of 5next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow SECRant for SEC Football News
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates on SEC Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitter