Three Five-Star Recruits Alabama Could Sign In The 2016 Recruiting Class

The Alabama Crimson Tide landed their fifth consecutive #1 recruiting class in 2015, and head coach Nick Saban already has a plan in mind to make it six straight in 2016. Here are three Class of 2016 recruits who they are looking to make a key part of that group:

3) OLB Lyndell Wilson

The #1 outside linebacker in the Class of 2016 is a force of nature, and the Montgomery native has been on Alabama’s radar for some time. Kirby Smart was the first college coach to visit him personally, and most scouts think he’s a virtual lock for ‘Bama’s 2016 class despite heavy interest from Auburn, Oregon and others.

2) DE Shavar Manuel

The #1 DE in the Class of ’16 won’t be easy for Alabama to land – he’s from the heart of Seminole territory, and FSU has made him their #1 recruiting priority for next season. Still, Alabama is never really out of a recruiting race, and Lane Kiffin is hard at work recruiting the 6’5, 282-pound IMG Academy prospect.

1) DT Rashan Gary

The #2 overall player in the Class of ’16, Gary is an absolutely dominant defensive tackle who attends New Jersey powerhouse Paramus Catholic. A number of Big 10 schools are in the chase as well, but Alabama ace recruiter Mario Cristobal made Gary an early priority. It isn’t a done deal that he’ll sign with the Tide (Penn State and Ohio State have both made major inroads in New Jersey lately, and Notre Dame is also very interested), but Alabama is the heavy favorite at this stage.

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