A recruiting class at the very top of the sport is a rare sight, but the process of getting there can be downright exciting.
As we’ve written previously, there are five recruiting classes that are set to hit the field in 2018.
Those five recruits are Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia and LSU.
All five of these schools are currently ranked in the top 10 in the nation.
Alabama’s class of 2019 is expected to be one of the most exciting recruiting classes in recent memory.
It is projected to put Alabama on the path to a national title and will be the most explosive recruiting class in recent history.
It’s also going to be a battle to make it to the NCAA tournament.
Alabama is going to need all of its pieces to make the tournament, and that includes a top-10 recruiting class.
If all five of the Crimson Tide’s classes make the NCAA Tournament, they will have made the best recruiting class of the recruiting season.
Here’s a look at what it’ll be like to play for those five recruits, along with a look into their strengths and weaknesses.1.
AJ McQuaid is going for the HeismanThe best recruiting recruit in the country is in the Alabama class of 2018.
McQuade, the 5’10”, 185 pound guard out of Oklahoma State, is one of two players to have been named to the Associated Press All-America First Team in 2018, and the only player to have earned a spot on the AP’s First Team all four years he has played.
He was a first-team all-conference selection as a senior, and he has also been a top 10 recruit nationally.
He is expected at the combine to run the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds and the vertical jump in the high-3-5 range.
He will be a tremendous fit for the Crimson Bluffs offense and could help Alabama build its offensive arsenal for the upcoming season.2.
The best defensive recruit in this classThe best recruit in Alabama’s class is a true freshman in AJ McQade, who is going up against the likes of Alabama’s All-American guard, Jalen Hurts, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
The pair is the best defensive pairing in the entire recruiting class and could give Alabama an elite defensive line.
McQuade is a great athlete who has a lot of potential as a pass-rusher.
He’s a talented athlete who can get into the backfield and rush the passer.
McQades athleticism will also be able to help him in the run game and be a good pass-blocker.
He has shown his ability to be an elite run defender over the past two years.3.
Jalen Hudson is the next big thing in the defensive lineThis is going be the biggest recruiting class for Alabama, as it’s projected to be the best defense in the SEC.
Hudson is a defensive end who can play the middle and the nose tackle spots.
He can play on the inside, or on the outside.
The Alabama coaching staff is very high on Hudson as a potential starting defensive end in 2018 and beyond.
He plays with great quickness and will have the potential to become a starting center in the future.4.
Malik Jefferson is one heck of a playerThere are several great players at the position in Alabama.
The biggest name is defensive tackle, Malik Jefferson, who has already committed to play college football.
Jefferson is a big hitter who can make plays off the ball and is a very strong run defender.
Jefferson will be one to watch as he tries to develop as a defensive tackle at Alabama.5.
Tre Mason is one hell of a football playerThis class will feature two players who are going to get a lot more attention in 2018 than any other in the class.
Tre Smith, a 6’3″, 255 pound linebacker from Missouri, is going against the top recruit in America, Jalens Martin, a former top 10 linebacker at Missouri.
Both are projected to go to the combine with impressive measurables and athletic ability.
Smith is a tremendous athlete who is athletic enough to play in the middle of the line and is also a solid run defender with the ability to rush the quarterback.
Smith will be expected to contribute as a run defender in college.6.
The top talent in this recruiting classA lot of the biggest names in the recruiting class will get their shot at playing in the NFL next season, but it’s also expected that Alabama will have one of its top players at defensive end.
Jalens Brown, a 4’11”, 315 pound defensive end from Clemson, is a versatile pass-rushing force who has an impressive combination of athleticism and size.
He also has a tremendous motor and can run a 4.0-second 40-meter dash.
Brown can also play inside in the box and as a strong run-defending end.7.
The next generation of Alabama football