TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- As it stands, Alabama has the eighth-ranked recruiting class in the country for the 2016 cycle, but is No. 5 in the SEC, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Rivals.com has the Crimson Tide's class slotted at No. 11. Alabama's class is listed at No. 10 on ESPN.com, while Scout.com has the Tide's class tabbed at No. 6.
But a lot can change between now and national signing day on Feb. 3.
Alabama has had the top-rated recruiting class for the past five seasons, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Here's a breakdown of the Tide's current class:
When classes began on Jan. 13, Alabama welcomed seven mid-year enrollees and one holdover from the 2015 cycles.
The one holdover is outside linebacker Christian Bell. Bell accept a grayshirt and delayed enrollment until this spring.
Offensive tackles Jonah Williams and Charles Baldwin, offensive guard Chris Owens, quarterback Jalen Hurts, tight end Miller Forristall, wide receiver T.J. Simmons and safety/athlete Shawn Jennings will all participate in offseason training and spring practice with the team.
Williams is a five-star offensive tackle out of Folsom, Calif. Nationally, he's considered the second-best player at his position, according to 247Sports composite rankings.
Baldwin is a four-star prospect out of Brooklyn, N.Y. while Owens checks in as a four-star guard from Arlington, Texas.
Hurts, who joined the team during bowl practice, is a dual-threat quarterback out of Channelview, Texas.
Forristall (Georgia), Simmons (Alabama) and Jennings (Alabama) are all listed as three-star prospects.
Alabama is currently credited with nine commits (five four-stars and four four-star prospects), according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
In terms of need, four-star running back B.J. Emmons might be the most important. With the Tide losing Derrick Henry to the draft and Kenyan Drake to graduation, Bo Scarbrough, Damien Harris and Ronnie Clark are the three scholarship running backs.
Emmons, a 5-foot-10, 232-pound North Carolina native, rushed for 2,417 yards and 36 touchdowns last season.
At 6-foot-5, 375 pounds, defensive tackle Kendell Jones might be one of the largest prospects in the country. Nicknamed the Hulk, Jones is a four-star prospect out of Killeen, Texas.
Trevon Diggs is a speedy four-star athlete out of Maryland. Diggs is the younger brother of Minnesota Vikings and former Maryland receiver Stefon Diggs.
Offensive guard Deonte Brown (Alabama) and defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (Alabama) round out the Tide's four-star commits.
Wide receiver Tyler (Georgia), tight end Brendan Scales (Missouri), safety Joshua Perry (Louisiana) and outside linebacker Riley Cole (Alabama) are all three-star prospects.
Top remaining targets
This weekend is a pivotal recruiting stretch for the Tide as a loaded list of prospects are set to take official visits.
According to 247Sports Composite rankings, Alabama is scheduled to have eight five-star prospects and 12 four-stars checking out Tuscaloosa and the facilities.
Among those are five-star linebackers Ben Davis and Mique Juarez.
Davis, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound inside linebacker out of Gordo, Ala., is the top-rated player at his position and the No. 1 player in the state, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Davis is the son of former Alabama great Wayne Davis, who holds the career record for tackles (327, 1983-86). He is rated among the top-10 prospects nationally.
Juarez is a 6-foot-1.5, 231-pound outside linebacker out of Torrance, Calif. (North High School). Juarez is the top player in the state of California, and ranks among the top-15 prospect in the country according to 247Sports Composite rankings. He is considering Alabama, UCLA and Ole Miss.
Outside linebacker Lyndell Wilson (Alabama), athletes Mecole Hardman Jr. (Georgia) and Demetris Robertson (Georgia), defensive ends Terrell Hall (D.C.) and Jeffery Simmons (Mississippi) and offensive tackle Landon Dickerson (North Carolina) round of the list of five-stars expected in Tuscaloosa this weekend.
Contact Anniston Star Sports Writer Marq Burnett at email@example.com. On Twitter:@Marq_Burnett.