Nick Saban has drawn some criticism for saying he likely won't be suspending the two Alabama players who were arrested in Louisiana earlier this offseason.
The Crimson Tide head coach got into a heated discussion (on and off the air) with Paul Finebaum at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. on Wednesday. Finebaum questioned Saban's reasoning for not suspending Cam Robinson (who was arrested for possession of a stolen firearm) for the team's season opener against USC. Saban talked about how the prosecutor in the case chose not to press charges and that discipline is being handled internally.
Finebaum isn't alone in his questioning of Saban. Many on social media have claimed that the players would be suspended for Week 1 if Alabama was playing a lesser opponent instead of the talented Trojans.
Here's who is not questioning Saban, though: recruits.
What recruits across the country saw on TV on Wednesday was this: Saban defending his players. They like that.
Take, for example, this tweet from uncommitted 2017 five-star offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson.
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Saban has constantly brought No. 1 recruiting classes to Tuscaloosa, Ala. for a reason. His 2017 class is currently ranked No. 3 in the country.
Wilson, a 6-foot-6, 354-pound prospect out of Brooklyn, is the No. 20 player in the class. He's considering Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Michigan, among other programs.