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Alabama currently has the No. 1 class for the 2019 recruiting cycle.

Alabama football: Assistant coaches excited about 2019 recruiting class

Matt Speakman

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Bounce-back class

In 2018, Alabama had its worst recruiting class since 2007, when coach Nick Saban took over. The Crimson Tide finished No. 6 in the 247Sports composite rankings, but addressed a lot of needs, specifically at defensive back. Still, it wasn’t the dominant class that Alabama is used to having. In 2019, however, Alabama is shaping up to have the nation’s best class. Alabama has 16 commitments, with 14 being 4-star recruits and one being a 5-star prospect. Alabama is also in on many top players, which has Tide assistant coaches excited about the class.

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Another draft pick?

Former Alabama point guard Collin Sexton became the first Crimson Tide player since Richard Hendrix in 2008 to be selected in the NBA draft. Sexton went No. 8 overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was the only player to declare for the draft from Alabama. That leaves Alabama with a talented roster filled with guys who have yet to reach their ceiling. One of those players is guard Herbert Jones. SB Nation did its 2019 NBA mock draft. Jones went No. 18 overall.

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