Tide, Tigers poised for top classes

By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has apparently become a
destination state for blue chip recruits.

Both Alabama and Auburn are in the mix to land Top 5 recruiting
classes for the second straight year, and the Crimson Tide could
bring in the No. 1-rated haul on Wednesday. That's national signing
day for prospects across the country.

They've divvied up the national championships and Heisman Trophy
winners for the past two seasons. Both signed classes ranked in the
top 5 last season by most recruiting services.

Both have top targets who could juice their classes even higher
in the rankings on signing day. Auburn and Alabama are among the
finalists for the nation's top-rated offensive lineman, Cyrus
Kouandjio, out of Maryland.

Both programs must restock after losing a combined five
underclassmen to the NFL draft.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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