Tide, Tigers battle for in-state recruits 

August, 1, 2012
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Alabama-Auburn is one of the greatest rivalries in college football. It’s a rivalry that dates back centuries, but it has become magnified on a national scale over the last few years, and not just on the field, but on the recruiting trail as well.

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Courtesy Jamie NewbergRunning back T.J. Yeldon flipped from Auburn to Alabama and signed with the Crimson Tide.
Last year, ESPN 150 running back T.J. Yeldon committed to Auburn in June, but in a turn of events that nearly sent the state into pandemonium, he flipped his commitment to Alabama and ultimately signed with the Crimson Tide. Now, Yeldon is poised to make a significant impact as a freshman for UA.

Fast forward to this year’s class.

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