Alabama Continues Recruiting Hot Streak With Another 4-star Commitment

By brianlewis
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The University of Alabama currently has the sixth-best recruiting class in the nation and the best in the SEC, and I’m not talking about football.

Anthony Grant has landed his second huge commitment in as many days. Shooting guard Devin Mitchell announced his commitment to the Crimson Tide via his Twitter account. This comes a day after Grant received word that 6-foot-7 combo forward Riley Norris is also joining the Tide in 2014. Grant has now totaled three commitments in the last eight days, continuing a hot streak.

Mitchell stands at 6-foot-3, 170 pounds, and is from Suwanee, Ga. He is rated the 15th-best shooting guard in the nation and 58th-best overall prospect in the class, according to 247Sports. Much like fellow commits Riley Norris and Justin Coleman, Mitchell chose the Tide over an impressive list of suitors that included Kansas State, Georgia, UAB, Wake Forest, Ole Miss, Cincinnati and Memphis.

Currently, all of Alabama’s commits are ranked as 4-star prospects.

Head coach Anthony Grant is a man possessed on keeping his job. Despite all of the offseason issues with his team, he has managed to piece together an already-impressive recruiting class for 2014.

It doesn’t matter that his current team is down to nine scholarship players. It doesn’t matter that Alabama will be in total rebuild and survive mode for next season. Grant is getting the job done on the recruiting trail, and his efforts are coming to fruition.

The bigger task now is to prove he can develop these players and his team into a contender. Grant has received pledges from some of the best talent Alabama fans will see on their basketball court in recent memory. If those players can buy in to Grant’s system, the Tide will start to make their own mark in the SEC.

Brian Lewis is an SEC Basketball Writer for You can add him to your network on Google for more of his work.

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