Alabama Football Recruiting: Why the 2014 Class is Nick Saban's Best Ever

Alabama's 2014 Recruiting Class is Nick Saban's Best Ever

2/5/14 in NCAAF   |   BlakeLovell   |   86 respect

Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA;  Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban prior to kickoff of a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsThe Alabama Crimson Tide football program is certainly living up to its famous phrase when it comes to the 2014 recruiting class -- it's rolling.

Nick Saban has compiled the top class in the country yet again, however, this may not be just another typical class for Saban.

It may be his best ever.

As National Signing Day continues to unfold, Saban keeps on reeling in the top talent in the nation.

He won a recruiting battle with Gus Malzahn and Auburn by landing five-star linebacker Rashaan Evans (despite Auburn's website posting Evans' official bio minutes before he announced for Bama).

He's added the second-best outside linebacker in the country in Christian Miller.

He's loaded up the offensive line with the best offensive tackle in the country (Cameron Robinson), the best JUCO offensive tackle in the country (Dominick Jackson), and the top two centers in the country (Josh Casher and J.C. Hassenauer).

Oh, and don't forget to throw in these five-star recruits: Cornerback Tony Brown, defensive end D'Shawn Hand, and running back Bo Scarbrough.

But hey, that's just a small sample of the talent included in this 2014 class.

People may not like Nick Saban for various reasons, but you have to respect his ability to lead a program. He is hands-down the best coach in college football (this NOT coming from an Alabama fan) and will continue to be as long as he keeps building the Tide into a monster year after year.

Saban has had countless recruiting over the years that have gone on to be absolute studs in college, and eventually, in the NFL.

But it's scary to think that this class may have the highest ceiling of all the ones that he's brought through Tuscaloosa since taking over the program in 2007.

If there's one thing that we know about the world of recruiting, it's that these high-profile athletes don't always live up to their billing. Some struggle to make the transition from high school to college, and everything sort of falls apart.

Every single player in this Alabama class won't turn out to be a superstar. Rest assured of that.

However, if the majority do indeed find Alabama to be a perfect fit, this will prove to be Nick Saban's masterpiece.

And, well, that's saying something.

Stay tuned for more National Signing Day coverage here on FanIQ College Football. Also, for all the big signings around the country, check out the FanIQ Signing Big Board!
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2/5/14   |   Scott   |   53932 respect

I know I really shouldn't be surprised at this point by seeing Alabama have the best recruiting class in the country but it really does amaze me to see how that program is just able to constantly reload year after year after year after year after year.