Recruits that You Coveted More Than Others

MemphisBamaDude

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For us recruiting junkies, there seems to be certain recruits that we take a liking to more than others. Some of these, we land. Others, not so much. Since Saban has come, the former has been more prevalent than the latter. But there are still some recruits we miss out on. So, which recruit that we've missed on during the Saban era has hurt you the most? For me personally, it was Keenan Allen. I really liked him coming out of high school and thought we had a great chance. Then that drama with his brother ensued. He went on to have a useful college career and a pretty decent pro career. Demetrius Robertson was similar but I don't think he's done nearly as much. What say ye?
 
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TiderJack

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For us recruiting junkies, there seems to be certain recruits that we take a liking to more than others. Some of these, we land. Others, not so much. Since Saban has come, the former has been more prevalent than the latter. But there are still some recruits we miss out on. So, which recruit that we've missed on during the Saban era has hurt you the most? For me personally, it was Keenan Allen. I really liked him coming out of high school and thought we had a great chance. Then that drama with his brother ensued. He went on to have a useful college career and a pretty decent pro career. Demetrius Robertson was similar but I don't think he's done nearly as much. What say ye?
Those are two good ones you referenced. I think OT Trey Smith at UT, LB Devin White at LSWho, LB Kwon Alexander at LSWho to name a few.
 

BJ4TIDE

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For me it was OJ Howard. I believed he would bring a dimension to our offense that was missing. We got flashes of it, such as the NC win against Clemson, but I felt like he was underutilized.
 

gtowntide

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I've got to go with Keenan Allen and also Demetrius Robertson. We know that Allen wanted to bring his brother in a package. If I remember correctly we were recruiting Allen as a safety.
Demetrius wanted to go to Stanford but I think his grades weren't good enough. I also think he wanted to leave home(GA) to play ball on the west coast.
 

TiderJack

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For me it was OJ Howard. I believed he would bring a dimension to our offense that was missing. We got flashes of it, such as the NC win against Clemson, but I felt like he was underutilized.
The OP was asking for ones that went somewhere other than Bama.
 

B1GTide

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The OP was asking for ones that went somewhere other than Bama.
I twisted it to an OSU point of view, so picked Henry. From an Alabama point of view - Tunsil and/or Robert Nkendiche. With one or both, Alabama probably wins at least one more championship, and Alabama would have landed both if not for the $$$.
 
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bamacpa

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Jul 19, 2006
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I watched that ESPN game his HS team played against Hoover. Middle of the afternoon in August, absolute stifling heat, and he did everything. He played QB, S, kicked off, returned a punt for a TD if memory serves, and wore Bama gloves.
Tony Conner for me. Dude could flat out ball and he showed it at Ole Miss.
 

peariver

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Robert Nkendiche

and some others who went to Ole Miss that year ultimately beat us twice during the regular season. Although we may have dodged a bullet with those guys and their character issues which may have cost us more games than just the two to Ole Miss.
 
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TUSCALOOSAHONOR

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Robert Nkendiche

and some others who went to Ole Miss that year ultimately beat us twice during the regular season. Although we may have dodged a bullet with those guys and their character issues which may have cost us more games than just the two to Ole Miss.
May be more of what their coach let them get away with and a unstructured environment than character issues.
 

NoNC4Tubs

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The Hulk (he was from Texas and I think his name was Benito Jones). The kid was a beast. I think grades were his demise.
 

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