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Staff if you could give some specifics about how detailed the personnel/operations department is, without giving away details that could be harming to the program,that would be awesome. I am just interested in hearing what all goes into the recruiting database that we use at Alabama. I saw an interview with Pat Suddes shortly after he was hired at Texas saying that at Alabama all prospect evaluations were given to the on field coaches. Just wanted some details on that if y'all could. Thanks.
The recruiting assistants are responsible for gathering all of the relevant information on any given prospect. This ranges from cutting up film to finding and reading any articles on the player. Their job is to give the coaches every possible tool to proper evaluate the prospect. It is very detailed and requires constant updates as you can imagine.
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Ok, I'll try and give some basics.
You know how pro football teams have war rooms? Alabama essentially has the same with every position listed and the name of all the recruits Alabama is looking at on the walls. Each one is graded in a variety of ways, from height, weight and speed, to character and just about everything imaginable. The skills vary depending on the position. Basically it's a point system and if a recruit grades out at a certain level he's offered a scholarship.
Now, not all offers are equal, and each season there are different priorities so the decision is made way ahead of time about how many players it wants to land at each position.
In short, it's pretty elaborate.
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
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