OT-Recruiting Rankings... What is up with Alabama?

OT-Recruiting Rankings... What is up with Alabama?

Submitted by BoFlex on June 18th, 2017 at 9:12 PM

Does it seem odd to anyone that Alabama is currently the 61st ranked team on 247Composite's Team Rankings?

I know Alabama/Nick Saban is typically stronger towards the end of the recruiting cycle, and will land a lot of prospects in month right before National Signing Day, but to see them outside the top-50 is so strange. Right now Alabama only has 4 commits in their class with the highest-rated one being Xavier Williams (#94 overall; #18 WR). I was curious because I had been debating if the lesser of two evils was Alabama to "7-peat" the recruiting title, or Ohio State to knock them off. I did not realize Alabama was that far behind.

Also, speaking of recruiting oddities, Nebraska just rose into the top-10 (and 3rd in the B1G behind Ohio State and Penn State). I knew Mike Riley was known as a much better recruiter than Bo Pelini, but I honestly thought anybody would have a tough time selling Lincoln, NE. Granted, Nebraksa got a fast start, and have landed most of their "top targets" and will likely start falling now, but I'm still pretty impressed.

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