Alabama follows up title by finalizing star-studded class

Alabama continues recruiting at a level that should strengthen the reigning national champion’s status as college football’s premier program. The recruiting class that Alabama finalized Wednesday has the highest rating in the history of the 247Sports Composite team rankings. The previous top-ranked class was Florida’s 2010 group. Alabama’s class features 13 of the nation’s top 58 prospects, according to 247Sports. The top five classes in order as of Wednesday afternoon were Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, LSU and Clemson.