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Recruit and return: Alabama Crimson Tide

Nick Saban got the Crimson Tide to the College Football Playoff for a third straight season. With another top-10 recruiting class on the way to Tuscaloosa and the return of quarterbacks Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa next season, another run at a playoff appearance looks like a strong possibility if the young talent in the program can step up to replace a number of impactful losses on defense.

Quick references

Current roster

2018 recruiting class -- ranked No. 6 in ESPN class rankings.

Top remaining 2018 targets

CB Patrick Surtain Jr. (Five-star, ESPN 300 No. 6)

CB Tyson Campbell (Five-star, ESPN 300 No. 11)

OT Nicholas Petit-Frere (ESPN 300 No. 16)

WR Justin Watkins (ESPN 300 No. 17)

WR Jacob Copeland (ESPN 300 No. 42)

LB J.J. Peterson (ESPN 300 No. 70)

WR Justyn Ross (ESPN 300 No. 72)

WR Jaylen Waddle (ESPN 300 No. 74)

CB Isaac Taylor-Stuart (ESPN 300 No. 105)

OG Penei Sewell (ESPN 300 No. 121)