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Of the 27 Alabama players drafted since 2007, 16 were ranked 3-stars or lower as recruits by either Rivals.com or Scout.com
"Death Valley Drive" is finished. Now he must complete an AJ McCarron painting for charity. Then it's on to BCS and SEC championship game paintings, plus one of Johnny Manziel leading Texas A&M past the Crimson Tide.
National Signing Day is just over a week away and the Alabama Crimson Tide expects to sign a top ranked recruiting class containing, at least, two quarterbacks. Two recruits, Parker McCleod and Cooper Bateman, are already enrolled in classes at The Capstone. Another player in the mix, Luke Del Rio, announced before Christmas that he intends to walk-on
The state of Tennessee isn’t California; it isn’t Florida or Texas. The Volunteer State doesn’t have five-star prospects behind every tree. It’s true – in order to win at Tennessee, coaches have to recruit on a regional and national level, as opposed to just within the state. But at the same time, several star players from right in their backyard have escaped the Vols’ grasp. And Butch Jones’ first task is to make 16- and 17-year-old blue-chip prospects believe he’s the coach to put Tennessee back on the map tilting towards relevancy.