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Retreating Tide

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OVER THE LAST five years Alabama has had the top-rated recruiting class twice and the second-ranked class twice and once ranked fourth, according to Scout.com. That success in the living room leads to a backlog in the locker room, with four- and five-star recruits stacked up at almost every position. The result? Championships (four of the last seven) and transfers. Below is a list of 15 former Crimson Tide studs who'll suit up for other teams in '16. If they all went to one school, they'd be the core of a pretty good squad.

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PLAYER

POS.

STAR RATING

NEW SCHOOL

Charles Baldwin

OT

★★★★★

Kansas

Christian Bell

OLB

★★★

Wisconsin

Chris Black

WR

★★★★

Missouri

Shawn Burgess-Becker

S

★★★★

Central Florida

Daylon Charlot

WR

★★★★

Kansas

Jonathan Cook

CB

★★★

Memphis

Luke Del Rio

QB

★★★

Florida

Tyren Jones

RB

★★★★

Hutchinson CC

Alvin Kamara

RB

★★★★

Tennessee

Dee Liner

DT

★★★★

Arkansas St.

Kendall Sheffield

CB

★★★★★

Blinn College

Maurice Smith

CB

★★★★

Georgia

Jonathan Taylor

DE

★★★★

SE Louisiana

Adonis Thomas

ILB

★★★★

NW Mississippi CC

Ricky Town

QB

★★★★

Arkansas