Trent Richardson commits

Trent Richardson committed to Alabama Monday. And he’s thinking like any Alabama fan.

“I think with the (recruiting) class Alabama just had, we can go ahead and win a national championship by my freshman year,” Richarsdon told the Pensacola News Journal.

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How good is Richardson? He’s a four star recruit in both major services. Rivals has him as the third best running back in the class, and Scout has him as the 17th best at his position.

But there might be an even better indicator of Richardson’s talent. If Tuberville is right, and stars don’t mean much—what does? Scholarship offers. Richardson holds about 25 offers. Everyone wanted him. Including the super selective, Tuberville.

We can safely say, Richardson is one of the top running backs in the 2009 class. He’s strong and fast. He finished fifth in the state high school 100 meter dash with a time of 10.93.

He has good power, and speed. He’ll be a nice fit for the offense.

What does the commitment mean?

Nick Saban is working on another Top 5 recruiting class.