Still Rolling: Alabama Dominates National Signing Day

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In the latest edition of Life Isn’t Fair, the Alabama Crimson Tide are not just national champions. They also blasted the competition on National Signing Day, with Coach Nick Saban putting together what is widely considered one of the best recruiting classes in college football history.

For starters, Alabama landed the top two offensive tackle recruits in the country, JC Latham and Tommy Brockmeyer.

That’s not all though. Far from it. The following five-star recruits also signed with the champs: Defensive end Dallas Turner, cornerback Ga’Quincy McKinstry, defensive tackle Damon Payne, wide receiver Jacorey Brooks and running back Camar Wheaton. All were ranked either first or second in their class.

Overall, the Crimson Tide landed seven five-star recruits, 15 four-stars and four three-stars.

Meanwhile, national runner-up Ohio State, Georgia, LSU and Clemson all had big days — and given that they are all also always in the running for a national title, that’s no surprise. According to 247 Sports, here are the top 15 winners, in order, on National Signing Day (as of Wednesday afternoon):

  1. Alabama: 26 commits, seven 5-stars.
  2. Ohio State: 21 commits, five 5-stars.
  3. Georgia: 20 commits, four 5-stars.
  4. LSU: 22 commits, two 5-stars.
  5. Clemson: 19 commits, three 5-stars.
  6. Oregon: 23 commits, zero 5-stars.
  7. USC: 22 commits, one 5-star.
  8. Texas A&M: 22 commits, one 5-star.
  9. Notre Dame: 27 commits, zero 5-stars.
  10. Michigan: 23 commits, one 5-star.
  11. Oklahoma: 16 commits, one 5-star.
  12. Miami: 21 commits, two 5-stars.
  13. Florida: 22 commits, one 5-star.
  14. North Carolina: 18 commits, one 5-star.
  15. Wisconsin: 21 commits, one 5-star.

Rounding out the top 20, respectively, were Tennessee, Texas, Maryland, Mississippi and Nebraska. You can check out the full tracker here.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,

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