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Top Tide Targets: Defense

Alabama is at 20 commitments in the class of 2015, but plenty is left to be said for how the signing class will end up. Defensively, Nick Saban’s staff is still looking to fill some priorities at multiple positions before season’s end. BamaMag takes a closer look at each.

Perhaps not as a surprise, Alabama has double-digit defensive commitments in the fold by August, though it won’t wrap up the unit any time soon. The deepest position is the secondary, as a half-dozen commitments fit the “Saban mold” of standing about 6-foot (or more) and weighing 180-plus pounds. All six are currently four-stars on Scout.com, led by fringe five-star Deionte Thompson. Shawn...

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