The top-ranked prospect in the nation finished his varsity career with 43 sacks, and he'll likely start in his first year on campus. Nkemdiche ended months of speculation by committing to Ole Miss on Signing Day.
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The Alpharetta, Ga., product was unstoppable during his senior season, racking up 26 sacks and 36 tackles for loss. Lawson committed to Auburn last March.
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A 6-foot-3, 295-pounder out of Elkton, Md., Bigelow is Rivals' No. 6 overall prospect in the nation. He amassed 12 sacks in just four games this season.
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Allen already looks like a professional -- with both his 6-3, 255-pound frame and his play. The Ashburn, Va., native should only bolster Alabama's stifling defense.
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Off the recruiting radar at the onset of the season, Jones exploded for 160 tackles -- 45 for loss -- and 14 sacks as a senior. He excelled during the Under Armour All-America Game in January.
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The Placer, Calif., native is considered one of the top players in California and one of the most dominant defensive tackles in the nation. Vanderdoes was originally committed to USC, but he signed with Notre Dame on Feb. 6.
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The Memphis standout and LSU commit wrapped up his senior campaign with 14 sacks. Herron was a finalist for Tennessee's Mr. Football award.
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The massive defensive tackle registered more than 100 tackles as a senior. Adams weighed offers to a number of SEC schools, but ultimately decided to sign with Auburn.
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The former Longhorns pledge was a wrecking ball at Arlington Heights High in Fort Worth, Texas. He stands at 6-5 and 304 pounds, and, after decommitting from Mack Brown's squad, signed with Alabama on National Signing Day.
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The son of former Miami Dolphins first-round pick John Bosa, Joey is also athletically gifted. In addition to being able to do a back flip, he helped anchor a defense that allowed fewer than 12 points per game in 2012.
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