When Alabama’s next recruiting class is announced, one of the top teams in the country will be Florida.
Alabama is the top ranked team in the nation and is in the midst of the toughest recruiting cycle in the SEC.
But while Florida has a top-10 recruiting class, that is not all that the Gators will be bringing to the table.
Here’s what you need to know about Alabama’s 2019 class:1.
Who is Alabama’s 2018 class?
The 2018 class has four top-100 prospects.
Two of those prospects are defensive end Jalen Ramsey and quarterback Jalen Hurts.
The other four are defensive ends DaQuan Jones, John Jenkins and Tyquan Lewis.
Jones was Alabama’s second-round pick in the 2017 draft and he had 10 tackles in 14 games for the Tide last season.
Hurts, the No. 1 overall pick, has played in 11 games this season.
Jones and Hurts are both considered top-20 prospects, and while Jones was not on the field for the Alabama-Florida game, he did have a very productive week on the recruiting trail.
He was invited to Alabama’s Pro Day and showed his potential to be an NFL-ready pass rusher.
Hurst, a four-star recruit from Oklahoma, was also invited to the Combine.
Jones and Hurst are considered top 20 prospects.
Jones is also a projected top-40 prospect, and he also has a lot of room for growth as a pass rusher, but he will need to play well in the NFL to earn an NFL contract.
Hurting, a two-star prospect from Florida, is a projected first-round prospect and was invited by the NFL Combine.
Hursts is considered a top 20 prospect and had an impressive workout in Mobile.
The 2018 Alabama recruiting class also features a lot more talented players than the 2017 class.
Two-time All-SEC defensive end Malik McDowell is a highly-touted prospect, while three-star offensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie is a former first-team All-American and two-time first-Team All-Big 12 selection.
The 2018 class also boasts three top-50 prospects in offensive tackle Tyquon Treadwell, offensive guard Brandon Scherff and defensive end Michael Bennett.
Treadome, a three-year starter at left tackle, is projected to be the best tackle in the 2019 class.
Scherff, a six-year starting guard at Utah, is the most-studied player on the 2018 recruiting class and is a top 30 prospect.
Bennett, a five-star defensive end from South Carolina, is one of three defensive linemen the Gators are targeting in 2019.
McDowell, Scherff or Bennett could make a big difference for the 2019 recruiting class.
However, they will not be the only players Alabama is targeting in the class.
If Alabama decides to add a high-caliber player, there will likely be at least one defensive tackle that will be in the top 10.4.
Where are the players that Alabama is considering?
The four-stars that Alabama’s recruiting staff is targeting are offensive linemen, defensive tackles, defensive ends and linebackers.
There are three defensive ends listed in the 2018 class, which would give them three offensive linemen and three defensive tackles.
There is also one defensive end that has not yet been announced.
The 2017 class had four offensive linemen listed, but four of those four have been moved to the outside to fill out the roster.6.
What are the top five defensive ends in the state of Alabama?
Alabama has four offensive tackles listed in its 2018 class and three offensive tackles who are listed in their 2017 class, but they are all from the Big 12.
The top five offensive tackles in the Big Ten are, in order of highest to lowest, offensive tackle Isaiah McKenzie, offensive lineman Nick Bosa and defensive tackle Chris Wormley.
McKenzie, a former five-stars recruit from Wisconsin, was a three time All-Pro and was named the Big 10 Offensive Player of the Year.
Bosa is an NFL prospect, but his lack of a Pro Day performance is the main reason he was not selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Wormley is an outside linebacker from Ohio State and is projected as a top five prospect.