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Bo Davis wins 2016 Scout National Recruiter of the Year

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Alabama’s 2015 national championship defense got its aggressive demeanor from defensive line coach Bo Davis.

Davis was a pivotal component in Alabama’s top-3 recruiting class for 2016. A group that finished No. 1 in three out of four– Rivals, Scout and 247 Sports Composite– national recruiting services. He was awarded Thursday as National Recruiter of the Year for the Southeastern Conference, per

Davis was the head man behind seven student-athletes coming to Alabama, including five-star linebacker Ben Davis (Gordo, Ala.) and four-star quarterback Jalen Hurts (Channelview, Texas). He dominated in the state of Mississippi, getting cornerback Nigel Knott, defensive tackle Raekwon Davis and offensive tackle Scott Lashley.

Davis reunited with Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban in 2014, after spending three years in Texas with Mack Brown (2011-13). He was Alabama’s defensive line coach in 2009, during its first SEC and national championship season under Saban.

Davis followed Saban to Alabama from Miami in 2006 and Louisiana State University (2002-05).

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 15 years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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