It’s a bit of a trick question, but one that many of us have been trying to ask since the Tide announced it would be holding its first official recruiting class of 2018 on Tuesday.

The answer is, we haven’t seen a real Alabama recruiting report, according to a new article from Rivals that details how it works.

We asked a number of sources with ties to the school for their opinion on how this system works, and what they think of the Rivals report.

The result is a lengthy article that answers a lot of the questions we’ve been asking.

If you want to get in on the discussion, check out the full article below.

You can see the complete article at the bottom of this post.

It’s been a year of uncertainty for Alabama, which was just a month into a six-game losing streak before it lost star running back Leonard Fournette to a torn ACL in the final game of the season.

Fournett, the nation’s top-rated running back last year, was just the third Alabama player to leave the program in his first three years, joining Adrian Peterson and Eddie Lacy.

The Tide has never had a recruiting class this good in the last decade.

The team has added five-star offensive linemen Jarrad Davis and Jonathan Allen in the past four years, three-star running back Elijah Hood in the next four, and three-stars defensive tackle T.J. Yeldon and safety Quayvon Hicks in the five-year span since Fournettes departure.

The Alabama recruiting class ranked fifth in the nation in 2018 and had the fifth-best overall class overall last year.

The Crimson Tide has had a better recruiting class than any other program in school history, according a ranking of the nation by 247Sports.

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