Recruiting: Early impact commitments 

December, 4, 2012
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Saturday proved that no stage is too big for freshmen in college football. The freshman trio of Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Geno Smith all played pivotal roles in the win over Georgia, and showed how important last year’s recruiting class is to this year’s run at the national championship.

Whether or not Alabama defeats Notre Dame in Miami, the Crimson Tide will have the same goal next year, and they are hoping the 2013 class can provide the same type of instant impact.

Three names to keep an eye on

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