Minutes after the conclusion of Wednesday’s practice — the third day of preparing for the SEC Championship Game — Alabama coach Nick Saban recapped the first day of the early signing period, which saw the Crimson Tide sign all 24 players committed to the program.
Saban pointed out the difficulty of juggling both the final step of the recruiting process and the preparation for the No. 7-ranked Florida Gators, but he also praised the work of his staff.
“I think the coaches did a really good job of preparing for practice, continuing to do the things they need to do but stay in contact with all the players,” Saban said. “We didn’t have any issues today in terms of guys we thought were coming, they all signed and came. I continue to have Wednesday and Thursday as my phone call, video, setups and all that. I’ll continue to do that tonight. It’s more difficult, but it’s manageable. We didn’t have a lot of guys that were vacillating. These guys, for the most part, have been committed for quite some time now.
Alabama currently has the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings. Listed by position, the Crimson Tide added five linebackers, four defensive backs, defensive linemen, offensive linemen and wide receivers and one player apiece at quarterback, tight end and athlete. The class includes players from 11 states.
Nick Saban recaps Alabama’s 24-player haul on Early Signing Day
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