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The Tide has Shifted


Nick Saban believes in continued growth. He preaches consistent focus and preparation to avoid complacency in the locker room. Coming off a 2018 recruiting cycle where the Tide finish with a No. 6 ranked class, Saban knew that he had to have a better outcome in the 2019 cycle and they have succeeded thus far.

The Tide now has a total of 16 commits in their 2019 recruiting class and they currently have the No.1 ranked class in the nation. Many 2019 recruits feel there is a new or fresh feel around the program.

“There is a fresh more energetic feel around the program, which I think has been a huge thing in recruiting” Alabama commit, Pierce Quick said.

The excitement that the new coaching staff has brought to Tuscaloosa has rubbed off on the 2019 recruiting class. They are in constant communication and is looking forward to making their connection as strong as possible.

“There is a lot of positive energy,” Alabama commit, Shane Lee said. “I know for the 2019 recruiting class, we talk about Alabama every day and our excitement never dies down.”

The Tide’s new coaches also know that in Tuscaloosa it is a must that they succeed and continue the success Alabama has had on the gridiron. Alabama 2020 wideout commit, Dazalin Worsham feels they are up to the task.

“There is a lot of new guys that are hungry and want to win a national championship,” Worsham said.

Alabama commits are not the only ones that have benefit from these changes. Some of their top targets have noticed this as well.

“I know from the defensive back position, I like coach Scott,” Alabama 2020 DB target, Malachi Moore said. “He is a lot younger and he can relate to us.”

The No.1 LB in the nation, Nakobe Dean, didn’t have a strong relationship with Alabama’s old coaching staff.  Alabama now has a good chance at landing him and he has a good relationship with Alabama linebacker coach, Pete Golding.

Alabama hopes the momentum that these guys have brought carries them back to the top of the recruiting mountain.

Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith

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