In all, three Scout 100 members and another top 200 prospect in the country within the class of 2015 gave their verbal commitment to Nick Saban and company. Each is a four-star prospect, and the news rattled a lot of recruits at the time - and many shared their thoughts on the gaudy numbers Alabama secured en route to the No. 1 class in 2015.
Amid the commitments of Shawn Burgess-Becker, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Calvin Ridley and Leo Lewis, several of the following came in and BamaMag.com has some examples of what other top prospects were thinking.
Some didn't realize what happened until later in the night, which is what occurred with Florence (Ala.) linebacker Keaton Anderson. He traveled home shortly after the event and had little idea Alabama made such a splash.
"I didn't have a clue," Anderson said laughing. "I talked to Leo (Lewis) before; I knew he liked Alabama from a previous visit. We had casual talks about it, but I knew Alabama was definitely a one or a two for him."
Others expressed thoughts on Twitter.
All these commits make u forget that there's a Signing Day— Venzell Boulware5?5? (@Venzell55) April 20, 2014
Not ?? Not ?? Not 3? Not 4? But ?...— Venzell Boulware5?5? (@Venzell55) April 20, 2014
Picking up 5 commits in one day has to be some kind of recruiting violation. @NCAA what is this rule.— Arrington Farrar (@_CharlemagneIII) April 19, 2014
What is Nick saban telling these people lol— Shadell Bell (@_SBell8) April 20, 2014
Today has been a great day, I love The University of Alabama ??— Mekhi Quintay Brown (@_MekhiBrown) April 20, 2014
I honestly can't believe Bama just got three huge commits like that— THEE MACK TRUCK (@Daylon Mack) April 19, 2014
Alabama has a cold 2015 class... Decisions decisions decisions ??— James Lockhart IV (@James_Lockhart9) April 19, 2014
Bama has an Army ??— James Lockhart IV (@James_Lockhart9) April 19, 2014
Bama not playing at all— Drew Richmond (@TheDream_75) April 20, 2014
Bama 2015 takeover??????— Hitman Thompson6? (@playmaker_11) April 19, 2014