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What’s Bama’s recruiting pitch? Elite signees explain

Alabama signees Taulia Tagovailoa and Trey Sanders are in San Antonio this week for the Under Armour All-American Game, a prime spot for them to recruit some of the nation’s top unsigned players to the Capstone.

The two signees, though, said recruiting is not a priority this week.

“I feel like the program speaks for itself,” said Tagovailoa, the younger brother of Heisman Trophy finalist Tua Tagovailoa and a recent graduate of Thompson High in Alabaster.

Tagovailoa added Alabama is the place to go “if you want a ring.”

“When you say Bama, everybody say Bama is Bama,” said Sanders, the nation’s No. 1-ranked running back prospect who committed to Alabama on Early Signing Day last month. “You either got it or you don’t.”

Alabama signed 23 players during college football early signing period, ranking No. 1 nationally, and the Crimson Tide remains in play for a number of unsigned players, including top-10 national recruits Darnell Wright, the nation’s No. 1-ranked offensive tackle; and Ishmael Sopsher, the nation’s No. 1 defensive tackle.

Tagovailoa and Sanders played on the same 7on7 team during the 2018 The Opening recruiting showcase in Frisco, Texas, last summer, and their chemistry was on display during a free-wheeling interview with NOLA.com at this week’s Under Armour All-American Game.

“Everybody knows Trey Sanders,” Taulia said. “People trying to be like him.”

Watch Trey Sanders crash Tulia Tagovailoa’s interview:

Josh Bean covers high school sports for AL.com.

Amos Morale III works for NOLA.com.

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