Alabama Football Recruiting: 5 Must-Have 2014 Recruits for the Crimson Tide

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Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban prior to kickoff of a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban prior to kickoff of a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide didn’t end 2013 as they had expected. With most believing that they were headed for a third consecutive national championship, the Tide dropped their last two games of the 2013 season to the Auburn Tigers in the Iron Bowl and then the shocking upset to the Oklahoma Sooners in the Sugar Bowl.

Still, though, if ‘Bama’s 2014 recruiting class is any indication, this program isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. According to the 247 Sports rankings, Alabama is the top overall class in the nation with 25 total commits, including 15 four-star athletes.

If there is one thing that Saban and the rest of the coaching staff know how to do, it’s reload their arsenal on the recruiting trail, and this year appears to be no different.

With that, let’s look at five players that the Tide must have sign their names on the dotted line come Wednesday:

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