How Alabama football recruits react to College Football Playoff national championship loss

Jerell Rushin
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama lost 33-18 to Georgia in the 2022 College Football Playoff national championship. How did recruits react to the Crimson Tide's miss at a national title repeat with a win over its SEC rival?

It'll be interesting how much weight the game holds to recruits the two programs will battle for, especially in-state prospects.

Kelby Collins, Gardendale, 2023

Defensive lineman Collins, the No. 71 recruit in the nation, said after his junior season that Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina are after him the hardest. At 6-foot-5, he's the type of big defensive lineman Georgia likes and one Alabama would like to keep in-state.

Brandon Innis, American Heritage, 2023

The No. 1 receiver in the nation and Oklahoma decommit showed love to Georgia. The Florida product had a final five of the Sooners, Alabama, Florida, Miami and Ohio State.

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Amon Lane, Thompson, 2024

The 5-11 rising junior cornerback at in-state power Thompson has been to Georgia several times since the summer and frequently posts about the Bulldogs although his school in one hour from Tuscaloosa.

Jayden Wayne, Lincoln, 2023

The 5-star defensive lineman from the state of Washington has made the long trips for unofficial visits at Alabama. He celebrated a fellow native of his city on Georgia.

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