More than half of Alabama's 25 newcomers were rated four- or five-star talents by Rivals.com.
Here's where the top 10 recruits in the country landed:
Robert Nkemdiche, DE, Loganville, Ga./Mississippi. Nkemdiche, who has a big upside at 6-feet-4, 282 pounds, is a major coup for Ole Miss. He will step in right away to join his brother, a defensive back who led the Rebels in tackles last season.
Reuben Foster, MLB, Auburn, Ala./Alabama. Foster changed his mind late in the game and picked the Crimson Tide over Auburn. He's ranked No. 1 at his position.
Jaylon Smith, OLB, Fort Wayne, Ind./Notre Dame. James is considered a big-time athlete who could make an immediate impact in South Bend. His brother, Rod, is a running back at Ohio State.
Su-A Cravens, S, Murietta, Calif./USC. Cravens, who showed great versatility in high school as a two-way player, is the country's top-ranked safety by Scout.com. He enrolled early at Southern Cal, which could help him see playing time next year.
A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Arlington Heights, Texas/Alabama. Robinson is a five-star player who is considered the No. 1 defensive tackle in 2013. Pulling him away from Texas is considered a nice prize for the Tide.
Vernon Hargreaves III, DB, Tampa, Fla./Florida. Hargreaves heads an impressive list of Florida recruits. He is ranked the top cornerback on most national lists and was an MVP in the Under Armour All-American game.
Matthew Thomas, LB, Miami, Fla./Florida State. A five-star recruit, Thomas chose the Seminoles over Miami and could compete for playing time next season at the Sam linebacker spot.
Laremy Tunsil, OL, Lake City, Fla./Mississippi. The second player in the top 10 to land with the Rebels. Tunsil is literally a huge get at 6-feet-5, 295 pounds and was ranked the No. 1 offensive lineman nationally.
Kenny Bigelow, DT, Elkton, Md./USC. Bigelow went west to Southern California. Like fellow top-10 recruit Su-A Cravens, Bigelow already is enrolled at USC and should have a shot at playing right away.
Montravius Adams, DT, Vienna, Ga./Auburn. Adams checks in at 6-4, 310 pounds and is considered a strong pass rusher. He has a chance to get on the field early under a new coaching staff.