Alabama did not finish with the top recruiting class for the first time since 2010 and it appears that the Crimson Tide are going to do something about it. According to Ed Enoch of The Tuscaloosa News, Alabama has approved plans to renovate the current recruiting lounge in Tuscaloosa.
Here’s what the proposed upgrades will be for Nick Saban’s program:
The work will include upgrading finishes, enhancing audio/visual systems, and new graphics and furniture. The project will also address approximately $680,000 in deferred maintenance cost by replacing old lighting and finishes.
Apparently the school will not pay for the renovation itself as it will come from the Crimson Tide Foundation. While the reason isn’t exactly given as to why the renovation is taking place now, some people will surely connect the dots of losing out on a top recruiting class to Georgia as one reason.
The Bulldogs finished with the top recruiting this year thanks to gaining the commitment of seven 5-star recruits including the top running back in the class in Zamir White and the top quarterback in the class in Justin Fields.