Can Tide win another recruiting title?

The University of Alabama closed strong a year ago and finished with the No. 1 recruiting class on ESPN. The team rankings for 2013 were released on Thursday, and the Crimson Tide came in at No. 3. What will they have to do to claim the top spot for the second year in a row?

The biggest name still on the board is Loganville, Ga., Brookwood High School defensive end Robert Nkemdiche. At 6-foot-5, 265 pounds, he’s a physical freak and is ranked No. 1 in the latest ESPN 150 rankings.

Nkemdiche plans to make a decision this summer, and Alabama is among his finalists. He’s expected to visit Tuscaloosa this month.