'Bama getting it done on the trail
October, 27, 2010
By Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting
Under coach Anthony Grant, Alabama is getting it done on the recruiting trail in a big way. After a solid recruiting class last year that filled specific needs like the point guard position, the Crimson Tide are in the process of putting together a balanced class that is talented at every position. They have not only brought in talented players, but have found players who should fit very well together. Tuesday's news of Nick Jacobs' (Atlanta, Ga./South Atlanta) commitment to the Crimson Tide gives Alabama a talented player to build the future foundation upon. His strengths and demeanor are a perfect fit for what Grant is looking for in a forward. Jacobs' adds to a class that Grant started building in May with in-state players SG Levi Randolph (Madison, Ala./ Bob Jones) and SF Rodney Cooper (Seale, Ala./ Russell County). Randolph is the No. 43-ranked player in the 2011 class who has continued to rise through the rankings and with a great senior season could get serious consideration as a candidate for the McDonald's All-American Game. Cooper is a long, athletic wing who should fit in well with Grant's up-tempo system. The fourth member of this class is 7-foot juco center, Senegalese import Moussa Gueye (Mattoon, Ill./Lake Land College). If he can get and stay healthy, he could develop into an impact player within the SEC.