The merits of recruiting rankings are debated in every sports bar and around every water cooler in the nation. Athlon continues its look at how each all-conference team ranked as high school recruits with the first-team All-SEC team.
The Mobile area has been an essential recruiting ground, especially for Alabama and Auburn, during the last decade. Notable metro Mobile players include Foley receiver Julio Jones, Williamson lineman Nick Fairley, St. Paul's quarterback AJ McCarron and St. Paul's safety Mark Barron.
Durham, North Carolina tight end Josh McNeil has made it clear in recent interviews that his commitment to Alabama was wavering and on Thursday the four-star prospect took the next step by decommitting from Alabama and committing to SEC West rival LSU.
No big whup,IMO, makes room room for more...with better academics.
Each day until the BCS National Championship Game, Daily Bama Blog contributor Brett Hudson will count down to kickoff, giving us bits and pieces of that day's significance to Alabama and Notre Dame. Today is 18 days until the game, which means Brett is examining the number "18."