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Alabama Overtakes Ohio State As The No. 1 2017 Recruiting Class, Per 247Sports

Alabama has the number 1 recruiting class of 2017.


A long snapper commitment probably doesn't elicit the same reaction as a quarterback or a star pass rusher, but for those hung up on recruiting rankings, it made all the difference today for Alabama. The Crimson Tide landed two-star long snapper Thomas Fletcher this afternoon over Florida State, Oregon, and Texas A&M. That commitment pushed Alabama just past Ohio State for the No. 1 2017 class in 247Sports' composite team rankings.

With eight months to go until National Signing Day, these two programs will jockey for the No. 1 for the rest of the recruiting cycle.