Alabama Nabs Three Recruits

Univ. of Alabama

The University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team is in the midst of one of the most legendary college football dynasties to date. After winning the past two BCS National Championships, the Crimson Tide have proved that football still reigns king in the south. Head basketball coach Anthony Grant may forever be in the shadow of football, but after Wednesday's signing of 3 high calibur recruits, Grant might finally be able to turn the spotlight to the hardwood.

Alabam natives Justin Coleman, a 6-4-160 pound guard from Wenonah High School and Riley Norris a 6-7 190-pound forward from Albertville High School join Devin Mitchell a 6-4 175-pound combo-guard from Collins High School in Georgia as the three recruits who signed there letters of intent on Wednesday. Coleman, who has a light quick first step and good floor vision will be a good edition to the 2014 squad. Coleman's passing and tenaciousness is reminiscent of Celtics gurad Rajon Rondobut with a better jumpshot than Rondo possessed at this pointi n his career.  Riley Norris has been an absolute terror on the glass and has a nice jumper as well, fans will fine Norris as very Ryan Kelly-like in his game play. Mitchell is a combo-guard who can flat out score the basketball whenever he feels like it. He has the size and the athleticism to be a very productive player. Albeit a bit undersized, Mitchell fits the mold from a Paul George of the Indiana Pacers with his demeanor and approach to the game.

Football may forever reign king at Alabama but after a the past two seasons in post-season play one that ended with a loss in the NIT quarterfinals and a NCAA bid just two years ago the Crimson Tide basketball team may finally be able to steal some of the spot light away from Nick Saban