Alabama Football: Quantifying Bama’s fast start in 2025 recruiting class

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Alabama Football has gotten off to an impressive start in its 2025 recruiting class, and looks to use that momentum to eventually bring in the no. 1 haul in the country.

With the recent pledge of elite edge Zion Grady, Bama’s class currently ranks first nationally. It already has eight commitments and four 5-star caliber players in a class that won’t sign until next December.

The class does not yet have a quarterback signee, but 2024 5-star Bama commit Julian Sayin has a lot of pull. So far, the 2025 class is loaded with speed and playmakers at the skill position.

Running back Anthony “Turbo” Rogers out of IMG is ranked as the top back in the country, and will likely join a loaded backfield in Tuscaloosa. Saraland wide receiver Ryan Williams is also the top-ranked player at his position, the no. 3 overall player in the class, and the gem of this recruiting haul. He will be joined in the receiver room by another dynamic perimeter weapon in Jaime Ffrench, a product of Florida.

This trio could eventually be the core of an electric offense for Alabama Football.

Even in its early stages, this recruiting class also has a solid foundation in the trenches. Two 4-star offensive linemen out of the state of Georgia, Mason Short and Dontrell Glover, are good starting points for a position group that will look to add at least a couple more commitments.

On the defensive side of the ball, in-state products Zion Grady (edge) and Antonio Coleman (interior defensive line) look like future difference-makers for the Crimson Tide.

Alabama Football has enjoyed a much improved defense under Kevin Steele in 2023, and will look to build on that going forward. The 2024 class features a lot of athleticism defensively, but is more back seven-oriented. Look for the Crimson Tide to land some more major defensive line targets in 2025.

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Coach Nick Saban has tended to slow-play his recruiting classes in recent years, but 2025 is a different story. With the 2024 class a little down relative to Saban’s perennial dominance on the trail, 2025 could very well see Alabama Football bring home another recruiting crown.