Alabama football is No. 1 in ’21 class Team Ranking and just behind Ohio State in Top 100 recruits
Recruiting is a happy topic for Alabama football fans. Both major recruiting services have the Crimson Tide 2021 verbal commits at No. 1. In the important industry compilation, the 247Sports Composite, the Alabama Crimson Tide sits at 299.49 points. The Ohio State Buckeyes are close behind with 298.27 points.
The Alabama football list of commits has one more than Ohio State. The Crimson Tide has 19 commits to 18 for the Buckeyes. The rest of the top five in Team Rankings are Clemson with 15 commits and 266.33 points; followed by Oregon with 18 commits and 262.82 points; followed by LSU with 16 commits and 261.19 points.
Individual player rankings were recently updated. Nine Alabama football recruits are now in the nation’s Top 100 for the 2021 class. Seven of the nine saw their player ranking go up in the latest update.
- 5-Star; Tommy Brockermeyer from No. 12 to No. 5
- 5-Star; Damon Payne from No. 32 to No. 17
- 5-Star; Jacory Brooks from No. 58 to No. 29
- 4-Star; Terrence Ferguson from No. 75 to No. 47
- 4-Star; Christian Leary from No. 111 to No. 60
- 4-Star; Aglye Hall from No. 96 to No. 68
- 4-Star; Jalen Milroe from No. 101 to No. 82
Only two Crimson Tide verbal commits in the Top 100 had a drop in the player rankings. 5-Star J.C. Latham went from No. 3 to No. 7. 4-Star Dallas Turner moved from No. 30 to No. 44.
In the Top 100 player rankings, 72 of the 2021 recruits have announced verbal commitments. The Ohio State Buckeyes have the most Top 100 verbal commits with 10. The Crimson Tide is next with nine. The only schools with more than three Top 100 verbal commits are Clemson with six; followed by Georgia and LSU with five each.
Oklahoma has four Top 100 commits. Florida, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Oregon each have three in the Top 100. Auburn has two, along with Miami, Texas, Tennessee and Southern Cal.
Eight schools have one Top 100 commit: Washington; Maryland; SMU; Arizona State; Texas A&M; West Virginia; Penn State and Florida State.
What further excites Alabama football fans is the Crimson Tide is not finished. An anticipated seven spots are left for the 2021 class. The Crimson Tide are very much in the mix for at least seven of the 28 uncommitted Top 100 players.
Alabama football may land one or two more commits before the next big fish pops. Fans will hope for more Top 100 players, but if not, Nick Saban is rarely wrong measuring talent.