Legendary head coach Nick Saban retired after 17 seasons at Alabama, opening one of the most sought-after and pressure-packed jobs in college football history. Former Washington coach Kalen DeBoer is taking on the challenge, heading to Tuscaloosa after leading the Huskies to the 2024 College Football Playoff national championship game this season. One of the biggest questions he will have to answer is whether he can maintain Saban’s success at Alabama football recruiting DeBoer never finished with a recruiting class higher than No. 26 in the two he recruited on his own at Washington, according to the 247Sports’ Composite rankings.
The 49-year-old is looking to keep Alabama’s current roster intact while also bolstering the 2025 Alabama football recruiting class. DeBoer is already going after some of the top high school players on the West Coast, using his connections from his time spent at Washington and Fresno State. In fact, top edge-rusher Noah Carter just visited. If you want to see the latest Alabama recruiting news, be sure to see what the proven team of insiders are saying at Bama247, the 247Sports affiliate that covers Alabama.
The team of insiders at Bama247 are providing on-the-ground updates on every development in the football coaching search, including insights from Matt Zenitz, John Talty and Mike Rodak, who have more than 25 years of experience covering the Crimson Tide. The trio has deep-rooted ties inside and around the Alabama community, and Talty wrote The Leadership Secrets of Nick Saban, a Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller. And right now, Bama247 is offering 60% off annual subscriptions*, so now is the time to sign up.
The team at Bama247 already has extensive coverage of Alabama’s recruiting efforts…