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Alabama Crimson Tide Land Multiple Blue-Chip 2015 Recruits on Saturday

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Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 19, 2014

Most schools are happy to add just one blue-chip recruit during a 24-hour period. On Saturday, Alabama landed five.

Calvin Ridley, a 4-star receiver, and Shawn Burgess-Becker, a 4-star receiver/safety, both tweeted out that they had committed to the Crimson Tide:

Then came 5-star cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick, per Rivals' Adam Friedman:

Four-star linebacker Leo Lewis was No. 4, per Alabama Commit Alert:

Jovon Durante was the fifth recruit and second 4-star wideout to announce that he was headed to Tuscaloosa, per's Andrew Bone:

Bone has since reported that Durante hasn't "officially" committed to Alabama, but his arrival is imminent:

Many will look at Alabama head coach Nick Saban as the biggest reason for so many high-profile signings. However, offensive line coach Mario Cristobal, who recruited Burgess-Becker, Fitzpatrick and Ridley, deserves some serious credit:

Fitzpatrick is the cream of the crop. He ranks 30th overall and is the fourth-best cornerback in 247Sports' composite rankings. The product of St. Peter's Prep in New Jersey can be the next great corner at Alabama, following in the footsteps of stars like Dre Kirkpatrick, Javier Arenas and Dee Milliner.

That's to say nothing of his four future teammates, all of whom rank in the top 150 on 247Sports.

It should come as no surprise that on Saturday, Alabama supplanted Penn State atop the Class of 2015 rankings.

The way that the Crimson Tide continue to reload each and every year is astounding. Their success on the recruiting trail is a testament to Saban and his coaching staff's ability.

So many college football fans wonder when the Tide's dominance will cease. Every college football dynasty reaches its end sooner or later.

With Alabama, it's hard to fathom that time will come, as Saban is once again ensuring that his team's future is in good hands.

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