TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Nick Saban certainly has had his share of talented players during his tenure at Alabama, and although player development is critical to success, it all starts on the recruiting trail.
about 660 days ago | Greg Ostendorf | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- As it turned out, 2008 was just the beginning. Alabama's 2009 signing class was one step ahead for Nick Saban and the coaching staff as it finished No. 2 in the country, highlighted by the likes of Dre Kirkpatrick, Trent Richardson, AJ McCarron and Eddie Lacy.
about 700 days ago | Alex Scarborough | NCF On The Trail
Robert Foster (Monaca, Pa./Central Valley), who is No. 28 in the ESPN 150 and the No. 2 wide receiver in the nation, has been a significant target for Alabama from the start. He brings more speed and depth to go along with freshmen Amari Cooper and Chris Black.
about 734 days ago | Tom Luginbill | NCF On The Trail
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- For Nick Saban, his success started on the recruiting trail, not the football field. In his first season, the University of Alabama head football coach went 6-6 and guided the Crimson Tide to a berth in the Independence Bowl, the lowly Independence Bowl, where they hung on to defeat Colorado.
about 764 days ago | Greg Ostendorf | NCF On The Trail
On the eve of the Pac-12 opener for the Oregon Ducks, it's time to open the mailbag once again. The Ducks will host three of their top targets on official visits when they take on the surprising Arizona Wildcats this Saturday.
about 825 days ago | Brandon P. Oliver | Oregon Ducks
HOOVER, Ala. -- At first glance, it looked like Julio Jones circa 2008 was competing at the National Select 7-on-7 tournament in Hoover on Friday. The guy in the No. 8 jersey for Foley High School was split wide and making catches all over the field.
Our recruiting folks at ESPN have revisited the 2008 signing class and assessed how the marquee prospects in that class fared in college. It's one of my favorite exercises, because it's a reminder that recruiting is anything but an exact science, and that evaluating recruiting classes and prospects on signing day is a dicey proposition.
about 1071 days ago | Chris Low | Georgia Bulldogs