Alabama continued it's rise up the recruiting rankings after picking up one of the nation's top players, defensive end Eyabi Anoma.

The five-star from Maryland held a ceremony at his school on the first day of the early signing period and picked the Crimson Tide over a host of other offers.

It was one of the biggest recruiting pulls of the day and helped Alabama close the gap between the four teams ahead of them. This was the Crimson Tide's first five-star of the 2018 recruiting class and he's considered the No. 4 prospect in the entire country per ESPN.

You can see the full list of players who have signed early with Alabama here.