Alabama Football: Open recruiting helps the Crimson Tide

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Alabama football has another recruiting advantage

Due to COVID-19, the 2019 recruiting class faced a unique experience. Unable to visit schools or meet with coaches in person, they struggled to get the necessary information to make a proper decision. Now that recruits are available to visit campus once again, Alabama football has another advantage.

Now, the Crimson Tide did not fail to recruit last year. In fact, they brought in one of the most talented classes in the history of college football. However, they had to rely on status and history to pull this off. With open recruiting, they can go back to giving players the full experience in Tuscaloosa.

For Alabama football, this will be paramount in the fall. The Tide have invested in the stadium to improve the experience for fans and recruits, and these resources can be fully used in 2021. Also, high school recruits will get to fully experience an Alabama football game. From the crowd atmosphere to the dominant performance, recruits will see what it means to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Alabama will be without some of their top recruiters, but that will have a minimal impact. Alabama has lost great recruiters in the past, but they still manage to sign a top class almost every season. At the end of the day, Nick Saban is a good enough recruiter for the top targets to commit.

Recruiting is only one piece of college football, but it’s the foundation for strong programs. Once you bring in solid players who are ready to develop, you have a great chance to succeed for the next four years.

Alabama football has also destroyed the stigma that freshmen don’t see the field thanks to players like Will Anderson and Malachi Moore. With multiple recruits looking to contribute this season, this will be further proven.

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Alabama has never struggled with recruiting, but look for the Crimson Tide to take another step in the right direction this season thanks to the ability to host events with high school players.