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Recruiting work remains to be done

Castille, state's top RB prospect

With less than a week left before Signing Day on the 5th, recruiting is coming down to the wire. And for an Alabama staff still searching for 18 qualified athletes, it's hard to overstate the importance of the next few days. <br><br>A quick look at the numbers illustrates the point.

Given that NCAA sanctions limit both initial counters (normally 25, this year 18) and total grants (normally 85, this year and next only 80), it is absolutely crucial that Tide Head Coach Mike Price and his staff sign 18 athletes who will also report next August. At this point Alabama has verbal commitments from 14 players: Matt Caddell, WR Will Roach, WR/Safety Dominic Lee, DT Tim Castille, RB... Recommended Stories