Alabama keeps on winning, earns No. 1 recruiting class

When you win the national championship and have had the most first round picks since 2011, your logo basically does the recruiting for you.

That’s not to slight the job Nick Saban is doing keeping his talent pipeline strong. And the world agrees he’s doing a great job as his 2016 recruiting class is ranked no. 1 in the country after National Signing Day.

25 players in total committed to the Crimson Tide, including eight mid-year enrollees, coming from 12 states and Washington, D.C. (1) — Alabama (7), Texas (4), Mississippi (3), Louisiana (2), Connecticut (1), Georgia (1), Florida (1), California (1), North Carolina (1), Maryland (1), Michigan (1), Oklahoma (1).

Among the 25 players are:

  • 6 Five-Star Prospects (at least one of the following: 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN & Scout): Charles Baldwin, Jonah Williams, Kendell Jones, Ben Davis, Terrell Hall and Lyndell “Mack” Wilson
  • 16 Four-Star Prospects (at least one of the following: 247Sports, Rivals, ESPN & Scout): Jalen Hurts, Chris Owens, Miller Forristall, T.J. Simmons, B.J. Emmons, Deonte Brown, Raekwon Davis, Quinnen Williams, Trevon Diggs, Nigel Knott, Jared Mayden, Irvin Smith, Aaron Robinson, Shyheim Carter, Scott Lashley, Joshua Jacobs
  • 9 players participated in the Under Armour All-America Game — Chris Owens, B.J. Emmons, Kendell Jones, Ben Davis, Lyndell “Mack” Wilson, Nigel Knott, Terrell Hall, Deonte Brown, Shyheim Carter
  • 1 player participated in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl — Raekwon Davis
  • 3 members of USA Today’s 2015 All-USA High School Football Team — Ben Davis (1st), Lyndell “Mack” Wilson (1st), Jonah Williams (2nd)
  • 16 players in the ESPN300 — Jonah Williams, Chris Owens, B.J. Emmons, Trevon Diggs, Deonte Brown, Kendell Jones, Raekwon Davis, Quinnen Williams, Ben Davis, Terrell Hall, Shyheim Carter, Lyndell “Mack” Wilson, Nigel Knott, Jared Mayden, Aaron Robinson, Scott Lashley
  • 7 players in the Rivals100 — Jonah Williams, B.J. Emmons, Raekwon Davis, Ben Davis, Terrell Hall, Lyndell “Mack” Wilson, Nigel Knott
  • 13 players in the Rivals250 — Jonah Williams, B.J. Emmons, Raekwon Davis, Ben Davis, Terrell Hall, Lyndell “Mack” Wilson, Nigel Knott, Michail Carter, Jalen Hurts, Quinnen Williams, Trevon Diggs, Jared Mayden, Shyheim Carter
  • 15 players in the 247Sports Top 247: Jalen Hurts, Chris Owens, Jonah Williams, B.J. Emmons, Kendell Jones, Deonte Brown, Raekwon Davis, Quinnen Williams, Trevon Diggs, Ben Davis, Lyndell “Mack” Wilson, Terrell Hall, Nigel Knott, Shyheim Carter, Scott Lashley
  • 17 players in the Scout300: Jalen Hurts, Chris Owens, Jonah Williams, Miller Forristall, B.J. Emmons, Kendell Jones, Deonte Brown, Raekwon Davis, Quinnen Williams, Trevon Diggs, Ben Davis, Lyndell “Mack” Wilson, Terrell Hall, Nigel Knott, Jared Mayden, Shyheim Carter, Scott Lashley
  • 11 players on the Prepstar Top 150 Dream Team — Chris Owens, Jonah Williams, B.J. Emmons, Kendell Jones, Raekwon Davis, Trevon Diggs, Ben Davis, Lyndell “Mack” Wilson, Terrell Hall, Nigel Knott, Shyheim Carter

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