Alabama’s recruiting class has the most five-star players of any class since records were kept, according to ESPN.
ESPN began keeping track of star ratings in 2010. Alabama now has commits from fully one-third of the five-star recruits in the 2014 class, according to a tweet from ESPNU.
The 2010 Florida Gators signing class is just behind the Crimson Tide, with four 5-star signees. Third place is far in the distance, with 12 schools tied with only two 5-star recruits each.
When all is said and done next week, Alabama likely will have put together one of the best signing classes in its history. Of course, star ratings are meaningless unless it translates to success on the field. The changes Nick Saban has made in his staff will go a long way toward this, and having a cupboard full of star players will give them plenty of tools to work with.