Mal Moore wanted to be a star player at Alabama, then the Crimson Tide's head coach. He wasn't either, but his legacy as athletic director might have made even more of an impact on his beloved school.
With Alabama's 2013 class about to become official, it's time to hand out some superlatives for the 2012 recruiting class.
Their Crimson Tide careers over, Nick Saban's players find their coach has prepped them for the NFL's off-field demands.
When looking at Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel, Alabama coach Nick Saban thinks of one guy -- Doug Flutie.
If you're good enough, it doesn't matter how old you are at Alabama. The Crimson Tide are receiving big plays from freshmen Amari Cooper and T.J. Yeldon.
Many top-rated high school prospects have had to take a detour to the juco ranks before playing Division I ball. That's been the case for several Alabama standouts, whose success has been shaped by going down the more difficult path.
The Crimson Tide scored 52 points against Arkansas, but the defense stole the show by shutting out the Razorbacks
Alabama has landed more five-star recruits in the last four years than any team in the nation.
Alabama hauled in two five-star recruits and 13 ESPNU 150 prospects on its way to the No. 1 class in the nation -- but Alec Morris was the lone QB.
The Crimson Tide will have plenty of holes to fill when 2013 comes around and Alabama is already recruiting several positions of future need.
Alabama hauled in two five-star recruits and 13 ESPNU 150 prospects on its way to the No. 1 class in the nation.
The Crimson Tide appears to have its 2012 class filled but a few more stars could commit.
There are a lot of highly regarded Alabama Crimson Tide recruits who never panned out, including Mike Ford, Star Jackson and Jimmy Johns.