TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Over the past few years, National Signing Day has been a bit anticlimactic for Alabama fans.
The Crimson Tide's coaching staff generally has already locked in most of its commitments with only one of two big names still left on the board heading into the first Wednesday of February.
But this year is different as the Tide has 18 commitments and the possibility of seven or eight spots open.
Alabama added to high profile four-star prospects in the past two days as Mississippi products cornerback Nigel Knott (Germantown High) and offensive tackle Scott Lashley (West Point) picked the Tide.
But Alabama is still in on plenty of five-star prospects heading into signing day.
Alabama's class isn't in the top spot no matter which service one checks. But with a strong close, the Tide could make a strong push for No. 1.
Alabama coach Nick Saban is scheduled to speak with reporters at 5 p.m. But first, here's a wishlist of the Tide's top remaining targets in no particular order.
1. Ben Davis
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.
He is considering Alabama and Georgia because of his relationship with new Georgia coach (former Alabama defensive coordinator) Kirby Smart. But it would be considered an upset if Davis doesn't sign with Alabama.
A former 247Sports and current national recruiting analyst for Saturday Down South, JC Shurburtt said Davis would be perfect at Alabama.
"He's a big, physical linebacker," Shurburtt said. "Alabama has a great reputation for developing those and putting guys in the NFL. He fits what they do schematically. I just can't see him going anywhere else."
2. Lyndell 'Mack' Wilson
Davis is the No. 1 player in the state of Alabama, and Wilson is right behind him. Listed at 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, Wilson is a top 15 overall prospect at outside linebacker.
Like Davis, Wilson is down to Alabama and Georgia. Also like Davis, it would be shocking if Wilson doesn't pick Alabama.
3. Mique Juarez
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, the nation's top outside linebacker and ranks among the top-15 prospect in the country according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
He is considering Alabama, UCLA and Ole Miss.
Alabama has pulled players out of California before under Saban with quarterback Blake Barnett signing with the Tide during the 2015 cycle.
Tide outside linebacker coach Tosh Lupoi, who has West Coast ties with his time at Washington, has been Juarez's main recruiter.
4. Terrell Hall
Hall is a 6-foot-5, 250-pound defensive end from St. John's College High School in Washington, D.C.
Hall is listed as the No. 6 weakside defensive end, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
He is considering Alabama, Florida State and Maryland. Shurburtt believes Hall is probably a player that's "a little undervalued."
"Looking at him personally, I think he's a five-star prospect," Shurburtt said. "He's raw, he's going to need to be coached, but I think with what he brings to the table athletically and size-wise, the ceiling for him is very, very high. I think Alabama lands him at the end of the day."
-- Contact Anniston Star Sports Writer Marq Burnett at email@example.com. On Twitter:@Marq_Burnett.