I would like to get some serious responses to this question: How is it that bama is able to recruit the way they are, and no one seems to care or investigate? Let me explain further. I went back, using 24/7, to the recruiting class of 2008, and looked at the top 5 programs from then to 2017. Here are the results (in order from #1 to #5): 2008: Miami, ND, bama, USC, UF 2009: LSU, USC, bama, UGA, OSU 2010: UF, Tx, USC, bama, Oklahoma 2011: bama, FSU, USC, Tx, AU 2012: bama, Tx, UF, FSU, OSU 2013: bama, OSU, UF, Mich, ND 2014: bama, OSU, LSU, FSU, Aub 2015: bama, USC, FSU, Tn, LSU 2016: bama, LSU, FSU, OSU, Ole Miss 2017: bama, OSU, UGA, USC, Mich Let that sink in a minute. Looking at that list, you do see a lot of repeats other than bama. OSU and USC have 6 top 5 appearances in that time. FSU has 5, and we have 4. The natural rise and fall that every other team goes through in recruiting....but not bama. 10 appearances, 7 of which are #1! Now, I believe that we can all agree that most, if not all, power 5 teams have "stains" on their recruiting programs. I seriously believe that all of them have dirt, somewhere. That being said, how the hell has someone in power not taken a look at this, called saban, and said "Dude, its getting obvious. Lets do a #6-#10 class this year."? I'm know there are those who would say bama runs a clean program, and its saban, or the facilities, or the chance to win a natty (or all the above) that bring 'em in. So your saying most of these kids, a good bit of whom come from "less than middle class" surroundings, are saying "no" to the "favors" other programs are offering, just to stay clean and play for bama? VERY hard to buy! Lets not forget, 3 other teams also get to go to the playoff, and many programs have phenomenal facilities as well. Is it that the NCAA is afraid of bama or saban? If so, why??? Is it really "good for college football" to have its version of the Patriots? I, for one, really enjoy seeing various teams play for it all, not the same team over and over. I know I'm going to get some humorous responses, and that's fine. But I would appreciate some thoughtful, serious responses on how you guys and gals think that bama is able to do this without even raising an official eyebrow!