Alabama hauls in top recruiting class

By The Associated Press

Alabama continues recruiting at a level that should strengthen the reigning national champion’s status as college football’s premier program.

The recruiting class that Alabama finalized Wednesday has the highest rating in the history of the 247Sports Composite team rankings, which go back to 2010.

The previous top-ranked class was Florida’s 2010 group. Alabama’s class features 13 of the nation’s top 58 prospects, according to composite rankings of recruiting sites compiled by 247Sports.

Alabama was followed in order by Ohio State, Georgia, LSU and Clemson in the team rankings as of late Wednesday afternoon.

By Paul Wager