Crimson Cover’s Mike Parker Gives His Top Ten Players of the Saban Era
The last ten years have been filled some of the most historic moments in both Alabama and college football history. Without top-ranked recruiting classes, Nick Saban may never of had the same success in Tuscaloosa.
Though it was tough to narrow down for Mike Parker, a recruiting analyst for Crimson Cover, he discussed his top ten recruits of the Saban era with James Hardy during The Gary Harris Show.
Parker lead his top ten with Barrett Jones, one of the most decorated players under Saban who started at: guard, center and left tackle for Alabama.
Next up at No. 9 was Reuben Foster, who flipped from Auburn twice before finally landing with the crimson and white after previously decommitting.
At No. 8, 2011's number one safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
At No. 7, Parker had AJ McCarron. Though McCarron wasn't a five-star talent, Parker believes that Alabama may not have won back-to-back championships if the teams weren't lead by the Mobile native.
Sliding in at Parker's No. 6 was Trent Richardson. Though his NFL career didn't pan out the way most hoped, Parker believes Richardson is one of the best running backs in college football history.
Amari Cooper caught Parker's attention, along with the nation's, claiming the No. 5 spot on his list.
Not only was Mark Ingram awarded Alabama's first Heisman Trophy, he was also awarded the number No. 4 on Parker's list.
To hear Parker's top three recruits of the Saban era, check out the full interview in the video below. As always you can listen to "The Gary Harris show" weekdays from 9-11 a.m. You can also check out the station's SoundCloud if you miss any interviews.