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Rashaan Evans gives Bama sixth five-star commit in 2014 class

Nick Saban AP

And the obscenely rich just keep getting richer.

Just a couple of days after the Alabama and Auburn coaching staffs attended his grandfather’s 80th birthday party, Rashaan Evans announced, in what was a surprising move to most recruiting observers, that he would be signing with the Tide.

How surprising was the player’s decision?  Prior to Evans’ announcement, Auburn had posted the linebacker’s bio (H/T: Martin Rickman) on its official website:

Auburn Oops

(In fairness, the bio was likely accidentally sent live, but still.)

Evans, the No. 1 outside linebacker in the country who attended Auburn High School, also had UCLA among his finalists.

In signing Evans, Alabama has now landed six five-star players as part of its 2014 recruiting class.  Rivals.com had just 33 players rated as five-star recruits heading into National Signing Day.

Barring something completely unexpected, the Tide will have the No. 1 recruiting class in the country for the fourth straight year and the sixth time in the last seven.  The lone exception was 2010, with USC pulling in the No. 1 class.  That year, Alabama was “just” No. 5.

UPDATED 12:21 p.m. ET: Here’s Auburn’s explanation, courtesy of the Sports Information Department, as to the profile imbroglio.

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9 Responses to “Rashaan Evans gives Bama sixth five-star commit in 2014 class”
  1. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Feb 5, 2014 12:22 PM

    So basically it came down to Kirby Smart being a better party guest than Gus.

  2. dhardy8207 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:36 PM

    Welcome to the TIDE Rashaan!…

  3. afrancis55 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:00 PM

    Doesn’t surprise me that he picked the updykes after the way his recruitment became like a circus with the family party. Oh well one player won’t make a team, and Auburn will be fine.

    Just remember gumps

    3* and 4* recruits 34
    5* star recruits 28

    War Eagle!

  4. normtide says: Feb 5, 2014 1:23 PM

    Some one posted that Bama coaches came to that party uninvited. Looks like they were more than welcomed. Who knows how many of these players work out, but a team’s overall class rating is usually a good indicator of future success. Lot of work still to do. This just shows sustained success is more alluring than gimmicks. Roll Tide.

    P.S.- don’t count your chickens before they hatch, and don’t push post on that web site bio.

  5. timh1955 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:35 PM

    I guess he didn’t want to be an Auburn Thug and he wanted to win National Championships….not just go to them.

    Roll Tide!!!

  6. dryzzt23 says: Feb 5, 2014 1:38 PM

    Is it me or does it seem like PFT and ESPN all carry the SEC’s water?
    Believe it or not, NOT every recruit wants to play in the SEC.

  7. rolltide510 says: Feb 5, 2014 5:38 PM

    Yeah, I’d really like to hear more about Iowa’s signing class. Bet it’s packed with future NFL players.

  8. Deb says: Feb 5, 2014 6:03 PM

    Amazing to me how that dimwit afrancis55 is an Auburn fan calling Bama fans “gumps.” That’s like the LSU fan who talks about the Bama fans being trailer trash. The South is the South, boys. You’re just demonstrating you’re too stupid to realize the world thinks guys from Auburn are just as gumpy as guys from Tuscaloosa, and that Cajuns live in trailers, too :roll:

  9. normtide says: Feb 5, 2014 6:17 PM

    Little brother syndrome.

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