Alabama's signing class includes few surprises

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama polished off a 26-player signing
class without any big last-day surprises.

The Crimson Tide's class was ranked in the Top 5 nationally for
the third straight year in preliminary ratings.

Stanhope Elmore cornerback DeMarcus Milliner headlined a strong
group of six defensive backs signees in coach Nick Saban's latest
haul. That was a key area of need for a secondary replacing three

Alabama also brought in five defensive linemen, led by versatile
pass rusher Alfy Hill. The Tide signed three receivers and three
offensive linemen.

The Tide's only quarterback signee, Phillip Sims, is already
enrolled and set to go through spring practice.

Alabama landed the state's top two prospects in Milliner and
Theodore linebacker C.J. Mosley.

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