2014 Alabama Football Recruiting: Final Composite Rankings & Wrap Up

Mama Evans looks like she is about to faint, God bless her. - Twitter

How can I say this without sounding like a "homer"? WOW!

Does Nick Saban ever cease to amaze you? It seems like every recruiting class he brings in is better than the last. Let's take a look at this year's class and how they compare nationwide:

THE CLASS OF 2014

  1. Cameron Robinson OT (West Monroe HS) West Monroe, LA (6-5/330)
  2. Rashaan Evans, LB (Auburn HS) Auburn, AL (6-3/220)
  3. Tony Brown CB (Ozen HS) Beaumont, TX (6-1/185)
  4. Da'Shawn Hand DE (Woodbridge HS) Woodbridge, VA (6-4/262)
  5. Marlon Humphrey CB (Hoover HS) Hoover, AL (6-0/174)
  6. Bo Scarbrough ATH (IMG Academy) Bradenton, FL (6-2/234)
  7. Dominick Jackson OT (College of San Mateo) San Mateo, CA (6-7/315) *
  8. J.C. Hassenauer C (East Ridge HS) Woodbury, MN (6-3/290)
  9. Ross Pierschbacher OG (Cedar Falls HS) Cedar Falls, IA (6-5/270)
  10. Christian Miller OLB (Spring Valley HS) Columbia, SC (6-3/215)
  11. Laurence "Hootie" Jones S (Neville HS) Monroe, LA (6-1/210)
  12. Jake Coker QB (FSU/St. Paul's Episcopal School) Mobile, AL (6-5/235) *
  13. David Cornwell QB (Norman Hs North) Norman, OK (6-5/230)
  14. Josh Frazier DT (Har-Ber HS) Springdale, AR (6-3/230)
  15. Ronnie Clark OLB (Calera HS) Calera, AL 06/03/13
  16. Cameron Sims WR (Ouachita Parish HS) Monroe, LA (6-4/200)
  17. Johnny Dwight DT (Wilcox County HS) Rochelle, GA (6-3/295)
  18. Keith Holcombe OLB (Hillcrest HS) Tuscaloosa, AL (6-3/213)
  19. Derek Kief WR (La Salle HS) Cincinnati, OH (6-5/195)
  20. Jarran Reed DT (East Mississippi/Goldsboro) Goldsboro, NC (6-4/225) *
  21. D.J. Pettway DE (East Mississippi/Pensacola Catholic) Pensacola, FL (6-3/255) *
  22. Joshua Casher C (St. Pauls Episcopal School) Mobile, AL (6-1/280)
  23. Shaun Hamilton MLB (Carver Senior HS) Montgomery, AL (6-1/240)
  24. Ty Flournoy-Smith TE (Georgia Military College/Colquitt County) Moultrie, GA (6-3/230) *
  25. Montel McBride OG (Plant City HS) Plant City, FL (6-4/305)
  26. O.J. Smith DT (Airline HS) Bossier City, LA (6-2/320)
  27. JK Scott P (Mullen HS) Denver, CO (6-5/185)

* Two years eligibility remaining.

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BY POSITION
This class could field an entire team and finish fourth in the SEC West (Gump'n; only 4th cuz of the lack of depth):

Name Pos
Ronnie Clark LB/S
Tony Brown CB
Marlon Humphrey CB
Laurence Jones S
D.J. Pettway DE
Da'Shawn Hand DE
Jarran Reed DT
Johnny Dwight DT
Josh Frazier DT
O.J. Smith DT
Rashaan Evans LB
Shaun Dion Hamilton LB
Keith Holcombe LB
Christian Miller LB
Cameron Robinson OT
Ross Pierschbacher OT
J.C. Hassenauer C
Joshua Casher C
Dominick Jackson OT
Montel McBride OG
David Cornwell QB
Ty Flournoy-Smith TE
Derek Kief WR
Cameron Sims WR
Bo Scarbrough ATH
JK Scott Punter/Kicker

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GEOGRAPHICALLY WHERE THEY COME FROM:

Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi (Pettway & Reed came from East Mississippi CC but Pettway is from Florida), North Carolina (Reed is originally from Goldsboro, NC) Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia.

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COMPOSITE PLAYER RANKINGS

Alabama has 6 of the Top 20 players. 15 are heading to SEC schools.

# Player 247sports Rivals Scout ESPN School Average
1 Leonard Fournette 1 4 1 1 LSU 1.75
2 Jabrill Peppers 3 3 3 2 Michigan 2.75
3 Myles Garrett 2 2 5 4 Texas A&M 3.25
4 Da'Shawn Hand 5 1 12 6 Alabama 6
5 Cameron Robinson 4 17 2 3 Alabama 6.5
6 Adoree' Jackson 7 6 6 9 SoCal 7
7 Quin Blanding 6 5 15 10 Virginia 9
8 Tony Brown 9 25 4 8 Alabama 11.5
9 Speedy Noil 8 21 19 7 Texas A&M 13.75
10 Kyle Allen 10 7 7 35 Texas A&M 14.75
11 Sony Michel 19 13 13 19 Georgia 16
12 Marlon Humphrey 12 9 30 15 Alabama 16.5
13 Dalvin Cook 13 18 16 21 Florida State 17
14 Bo Scarbrough 16 16 25 12 Alabama 17.25
15 Jalen Tabor 14 10 41 11 Florida 19
16 Malachi Dupre 17 15 27 17 LSU 19
17 Racean Thomas 23 12 14 28 Auburn 19.25
18 Jamal Adams 13 38 8 18 LSU 19.25
19 Joe Mixon 8 8 18 53 Oklahoma 21.75
20 Rashaan Evans 15 14 9 52 Alabama 22.5

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COMPOSITE TEAM RANKINGS

Bama is consensus #1, LSU #2. Seven SEC teams in the Top 9.

Avg Scout Scout
Rivals Rivals
247 247
ESPN ESPN Total
1 1 Alabama
1 Alabama
1 Alabama
1 Alabama 4
2 2 LSU
2 LSU
2 LSU
2 LSU 8
3 3 Florida State
4 Florida State
4 Florida State
3 Florida State 14
4 5 Ohio State
3 Ohio State
3 Ohio State
7 Ohio State 18
5 4 Tennessee
5 Tennessee
7 Tennessee
5 Tennessee 21
6 7 Texas A&M
6 Texas A&M
5 Texas A&M
4 Texas A&M 22
7 8 Auburn
9 Auburn
6 Auburn
8 Auburn 31
7 9 Florida
7 Florida
9 Florida
6 Florida 31
9 12 Georgia
8 Georgia
8 Georgia
9 Georgia 37
10 6 Notre Dame
11 Notre Dame
10 Notre Dame
11 Notre Dame 38
11 11 Miami (FL)
12 Miami (FL)
12 Miami (FL)
10 Miami (FL) 45
11 10 So Cal

10 So Cal
11 So Cal
14 So Cal 45
13 13 Oklahoma
15 Oklahoma
14 Oklahoma
13 Oklahoma 55
14 15 Stanford
14 Stanford
13 Stanford
15 Stanford 57
15 16 Texas
20 Texas
17 Texas
17 Texas 70
16 18 Ole Miss
19 Ole Miss
16 Ole Miss
18 Ole Miss 71
16 28 Clemson
13 Clemson
18 Clemson
12 Clemson 71
18 24 South Carolina
16 So. Carolina
15 South Carolina
19 South Carolina 74
19 20 Kentucky
17 Kentucky
22 Kentucky
20 Kentucky 79
20 17 Arizona State
21 Arizona State
23 Arizona State
21 Arizona State 82
21 19 UCLA
18 UCLA
19 UCLA
27 UCLA 83
22 27 Michigan
31 Michigan
20 Michigan
16 Michigan 94
23 22 Oregon
26 Oregon
21 Oregon
26 Oregon 95
24 25 Penn State
24 Penn State
24 Penn State
24 Penn State 97
24 14 Oklahoma State
27 Oklahoma St
28 Oklahoma State
28 Oklahoma State 97
26 24 Michigan State
22 Michigan State
25 Michigan State
29 Michigan State 100
27 23 Baylor
34 Baylor
26 Baylor
22 Baylor 105
28 30 Arizona
28 Arizona
31 Arizona
23 Arizona 112
29 31 North Carolina
23 North Carolina
29 North Carolina
32 North Carolina 115
30 29 Wisconsin
33 Wisconsin
22 Wisconsin
34 Wisconsin 118
31 37 Virginia Tech
25 Virginia Tech
27 Virginia Tech
31 Virginia Tech 120
32 33 Arkansas
29 Arkansas
30 Arkansas
30 Arkansas 122
33 26 NC State
30 NC State
34 NC State
38 NC State 128
34 32 Missouri
35 Missouri
39 Missouri
33 Missouri 139
35 34 Nebraska
32 Nebraska
35 Nebraska
40 Nebraska 141
36 49 Virginia
40 Virginia
32 Virginia
25 Virginia 146
37 40 West Virginia
38 West Virginia
36 West Virginia
37 West Virginia 151
38 39 Miss State
41 Miss State
38 MissState
36 MissState 154
38 35 Texas Tech
43 Texas Tech
41 Texas Tech
35 Texas Tech 154

* Kentucky finishing at #19 is pretty amazing. Louisville finished #45, 46, 47, 53.

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WALKING ON

C.J. Mosley's brother, linebacker Jamey Mosley, turns down offers from Tulane, UAB, WKU to walk-on at .

JK Scott will battle Hoover HS punter Tuck Borie to take over the punting job from graduating Cody Mandell.

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Here is a story you won't hear from the national press. They only put out stories about how Nick Saban is just an evil uncaring automaton. Maybe it is because they cleverly noticed that "Saban" is one letter away from being "Satan". Maybe it is because he does not do stupid things like Les Miles or make cute little smart-ass comments like Steve Spurrier. Most likely it is because he doesn't give them anything controversial to write about.

A year ago, Elisha Shaw was a 4-star defensive tackle from Atlanta-area powerhouse Tucker High School. At 6-4.5/295, he was well on his way to a scholarship with a SEC school. But then tragedy struck when a severe neck injury suffered in the pre-season of 2013 prematurely ended his senior season.

Most schools did not stop recruiting Shaw but when doctors came back with a diagnosis that he would probably never play football again, every single school backed off on their offer (including a certain holier-than-thou in-state program which will go unnamed). Surely, mean ol' Nick Saban would turn his back on Shaw too, right? Nope. Saban kept on recruiting Shaw even inviting him up for an official visit on January 24. Shaw will probably never don the helmet and pads again but he will get a full-ride scholarship to the University of Alabama.

This young man will be able to attend Alabama on a football scholarship but it will be on a medical hardship. He did not sign an official letter of intent and medical scholarships do not count toward official recruiting numbers.

You won't see ESPN or the Wall Street Journal reporting this story but if Saban looks sideways at a reporter who asks him an idiotic question, be sure it will be front page news.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Nick Saban is entering his EIGHTH season at the Capstone winning 83% of his games. The unknowledgeable critics continue to say he is going to the NFL or the University of Texas or the Winnipeg Eskimos and they continue to be wrong.

Alabama is officially taking back the following names:

  1. Cam
  2. Bo

Roll Tide!

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