Recruiting rankings have Tide No. 8 

June, 13, 2012
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The University of Alabama waited until after the signing period to nab its first basketball commitment for 2012, but ESPN 150 star Devonta Pollard was worth the wait for the Crimson Tide.

In 2013, head coach Anthony Grant and the UA coaching staff are off to a much quicker start with two early commitments, both ranked in the ESPN 100. The class comes in at No. 8 in the debut of ESPN’s team recruiting rankings, and it has a chance to finish even higher than that.

It’s not every year that a top-50 player is from your own backyard, but that was the case for Alabama for 2013.

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