Bama recruits relish big games, spotlight 

August, 29, 2012
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Coming off its second national championship in the last three years, the University of Alabama opens the season against Denard Robinson and Michigan at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. It’s great for college footall, and it’s a fan’s dream.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comTE commit O.J. Howard says recruits like to see big games like his future Crimson Tide's opener.
But it’s not just for the fans. Recruits love to watch the big games, too. Since the arrival of Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide have played in their fair share of high-profile games early in the season, and the top high school prospects have taken notice.

“Recruits like to see that because most recruits like the spotlight, so that really helps a lot,” Alabama tight end commitment O.J. Howard said.

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