Recruiting battles: Alabama vs. Texas A&M 

November, 7, 2012
11/07/12
4:27
PM ET
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Texas A&M has always lived in the state of Texas when it comes to recruiting. Every year, the majority of the Aggies’ class comes from the Lone Star State, and with the wealth of talent in their own backyard, why look anywhere else?

[+] EnlargeDamion Square
Matthew Emmons/US PresswireDamion Square was committed to Texas A&M in the 2008 recruiting class before switching to Alabama.
With Texas A&M and the other Big 12 powers who reside in Texas, it’s hard for any outside school to come in and steal a recruit away, but if one school could do it, it would be the University of Alabama. However, even the Crimson Tide have to had to pick and choose their battles.

Since Nick Saban took over at Alabama in 2007, he has only signed seven players from the state of Texas. The most notable recruiting battle with the Aggies came while Saban was putting together his first full recruiting class in 2008.
College Football Live Extra: Tuesday
The "College Football Live" crew debates whether they would take Alabama's Blake Sims or Ole Miss' Bo Wallace at quarterback in Saturday's game.
VIDEO PLAYLIST video

SEC SCOREBOARD

Saturday, 10/4