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    Article Reviewing the Class of 2007

    Reviewing the Class of 2007
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    March 20th, 2012 10:24 PM

    By Jess Nicholas, TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief March 20, 2012   Over the last two years, TideFans.com and NARCAS have taken a look back at old recruiting rankings, partially as a self-check, but also to see how players had progressed since arriving on campus.   Last year’s re-evaluation took a look at the 2006 class, Mike Shula’s [...]

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    Re: Reviewing the Class of 2007

    Always interesting to look back at recruiting classes to see who didn't pan out or live up to the hype. The secondary guys in the class had some major potential. Only one did anything, though.
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    Re: Reviewing the Class of 2007

    The ones that made it all the way through will go down as one of the most succesful classes to ever play at Alabama. Good look back. As a Vestavia grad, much props goes out to Chris Underwood. Gentry will always be one of my favorites.
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    Re: Reviewing the Class of 2007

    Wow. What a great read and nostalgic trip down memory lane. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnhonest View Post
    The ones that made it all the way through will go down as one of the most succesful classes to ever play at Alabama. Good look back. As a Vestavia grad, much props goes out to Chris Underwood. Gentry will always be one of my favorites.
    The story I've heard about Underwood that made him one of my favorites from the outset was the story of what happened the night he got his offer. According to legend, Saban offered him in front of his parents. They were not expecting the offer, and the entire family broke down in tears and could do little more than sit there and cry.
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    Re: Reviewing the Class of 2007

    Nice.


    Quote Originally Posted by JessN View Post
    The story I've heard about Underwood that made him one of my favorites from the outset was the story of what happened the night he got his offer. According to legend, Saban offered him in front of his parents. They were not expecting the offer, and the entire family broke down in tears and could do little more than sit there and cry.

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    Re: Reviewing the Class of 2007

    Thanks Jess, love to look back at what all the players did or didn't do, but my hat is off to them all for their commitment to Alabama.
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    Re: Reviewing the Class of 2007

    Two NCs for a class ranked 10th by Rivals and 20th by Scout. And the "Hope Train" is overloaded with barners thinking it won't get better with the Top 5 classes since then.

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    Always like these posts. Thanks, Jess.
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    Re: Reviewing the Class of 2007

    Good stuff, Jess. Thanks for posting. Some names there that I'd forgotten about. I didn't realize that the incident involving J. Elder was a prank.
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    Re: Reviewing the Class of 2007

    Was it not FSU that Vlachos would have signed with instead of Michigan? The way I remember it was Maze was going to Michigan, Vlachos to FSU, and Chapman to Auburn before Saban became the coach.

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    Re: Reviewing the Class of 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by ALA2262 View Post
    Two NCs for a class ranked 10th by Rivals and 20th by Scout. And the "Hope Train" is overloaded with barners thinking it won't get better with the Top 5 classes since then.
    Very true statement about the accomplishments of 2007.

    However, I think CNS' 2008 and 2009 classes helped out immensely.

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    Re: Reviewing the Class of 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by imauafan View Post
    Was it not FSU that Vlachos would have signed with instead of Michigan? The way I remember it was Maze was going to Michigan, Vlachos to FSU, and Chapman to Auburn before Saban became the coach.
    I had heard Vlachos was going to go to Michigan. FSU may very well have been his 1A. What was clear was that he wanted Alabama badly enough that he was leaning to taking the grayshirt offer.

    I don't remember if Rick Trickett was at FSU when Vlachos was a senior, or whether Trickett was at WVU at the time, but I heard Trickett was nuts about him.
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