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Signing Day 2014: Alabama Crimson Tide finishes with top recruiting class

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There were a lot of winners in the recruiting race as Signing Day 2014 rolled on, but one team stood tall above the rest. According to ESPN on Feb. 5, the Alabama Crimson Tide had the number one recruiting class of 2014.

That was big news for Nick Saban, who watched his team lose to the Auburn Tigers to eliminate themselves from national title possibilities and then lost by two touchdowns to the Oklahoma Sooners in the Sugar Bowl in one of the most decisive losses by an Alabama team in three years.

This is the third year in a row that Alabama had the number one recruiting class in the nation.

They came into National Signing Day 2014 with 18 signed recruits from the ESPN 300 and five of the Top 15 recruits in the nation. They finished with 27 signed recruits, including five five-star recruits, 17 four-star recruits, four three-star recruits and one lower level recruit.

The highlights for the Crimson Tide included offensive tackle Cameron Robinson (third overall), defensive end D'Shawn Hand (sixth overall), cornerback Troy Brown (eighth overall), Bo Scarbrough (12th overall) and cornerback Marlon Humphrey (15th overall). They also signed the number one junior college offensive tackle Dominick Jackson and the nation's two best centers.

Following Alabama in the Signing Day 3014 ratings was the LSU Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, Texas A&M Aggies and Tennessee Volunteers.



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