Why they want him: Think Trent Richardson. Fournette might have the best combination of size and speed since Richardson came out in 2009. He’s a perfect fit for Alabama’s pro-style offense and has a chance to be the next great running back for the Crimson Tide. Alabama has a ridiculous number of young backs set to be on campus, but Fournette has the talent to play right away.
Who else wants him: Fournette says he had more than 100 offers as a freshman. The biggest threat to Alabama is clearly the in-state school, LSU, but also keep an eye on Texas. The Longhorns just landed a commitment from Fournette's teammate, Jermaine Roberts.
Why they want him: Alabama has struck out with top defensive lineman in past years -- Jadeveon Clowney, Robert Nkemdiche -- but they’re hoping to turn their luck this year. With his athleticism, Hand projects more as a Jack linebacker in the Tide’s defense, where he could be a force coming off the edge.
Who else wants him: Hand’s current top five includes Alabama, Florida, Michigan, South Carolina and Virginia Tech. He has made recent trips to Michigan and South Carolina.
Why they want him: Offensive line -- tackle in particular -- is a need for Alabama in this class. Robinson has the look of a prototypical left tackle at the next level, something that doesn’t come around every year. He one day could replace Cyrus Kouandjio on the offensive line.
Who else wants him: It looks to be a two-team race between SEC rivals, Alabama and LSU. Can the Tide steal another top player out of Louisiana?
Why they want him: Not only is Humphrey the top player in the state, he’s also an Alabama legacy. However, the coaching staff wants him because of his ability to play. He’s physical. He’s long. He’s fast. He makes plays. He’s just what Nick Saban wants in a cornerback.
Who else wants him: Humphrey has kept his recruitment pretty quiet, but Auburn, Florida State, Mississippi State and South Carolina are all in the mix.
Why they want him: Carter is one of the best pass rushers in the class. He showed off his ability at the Atlanta NFTC last weekend. For Alabama, he looks more like a Sam linebacker, but he could grow into the Jack spot. Either way, he could provide a boost to a team that struggled to get to the quarterback last season.
Who else wants him: The usual suspects are involved -- Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Georgia. Also, LSU just offered a scholarship this week.
Why they want him: Alabama can never have enough linebackers. They’ve said they’re looking for playmakers at the position in this class, and McMillan is a playmaker. The staff is very high on the Peach State star. He’d likely play one of the two inside linebacker spots if he came to Tuscaloosa.
Who else wants him: McMillan has made trips to Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State this spring, but the momentum seems to be with Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes.
Why they want him: Scarbrough is literally in Alabama’s backyard. He committed to the Tide last fall, but the challenge will be to keep him in the class. It could come down to what position he wants to play. If it were up to him, he’d stay at running back, but some teams, Alabama included, might try to move him to defense.
Who else wants him: Scarbrough attended junior day at Tennessee earlier this year. He also visited Georgia last fall, and he has expressed interest in trips to Florida and Michigan.
Why they want him: Cornwell will have to prove himself at Alabama’s camp in June, but he looks to be the frontrunner going in. He has the size, the arm strength and the poise to excel at the next level. He’d also fit right in with the Tide’s pro-style offense.
Who else wants him: Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia Tech make up his unofficial top five. He has visited each one except for Virginia Tech this spring.
Odds they get him: 65 percent
Could Homestead, Fla., wide receiver Ermon Lane be another Amari Cooper for the Crimson Tide?
Why they want him: Alabama struck gold once with a wide receiver from the Miami area -- Amari Cooper. They’re hoping to do it again with Lane. The Tide will lose both Kenny Bell and Kevin Norwood after this year, and Cooper might only be on campus for three years.
Who else wants him: It obviously will be a difficult task to pull him out of the Sunshine State. Florida and Miami have made him a priority in the class, and the Hurricanes don’t want to let another playmaker slip out of their backyard.
Why they want him: Running back wasn’t a need coming into this class, but Alabama doesn’t want to miss on a guy this talented, especially from their own state. Some might consider Thomas a backup plan to Fournette, but the Tide would love to have both backs if they could.
Who else wants him: The top six includes Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and Oregon. The Ducks seem to have gained some momentum since they recently offered.