As the collection of SEC championship and national championship trophies pile up for Alabama football, so does the national recognition as a consistent force in college football.

With a high name recognition across the country, the Crimson Tide has been able to expand their footprint in recruiting.

National recruiting expert JC Shurburtt weighed in Alabama’s patterns in recruiting patters on Inside the Locker Room.

In a wide ranging conversation, Shurburtt touched on additional topics including the high expectations placed on recruits like Najee Harris and the chances of the SEC going to a nine-game schedule.

The national recruiting expert mentioned one place where Nick Saban has placed a high priority in getting elite recruits.

“They continue to recruit Texas at a high level. This has been happening in just the past three or four years to where they can go into that state and sign elite talent.” Shurburtt said.

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