Alabama gained two coveted commitments during the Under Armour All-America Game on Thursday, significantly bolstering its advantage in the 2012 team recruiting rankings. Not only did it edge Virginia Tech for four-star athlete Cyrus Jones, but it pulled off a stunning coup when -- in one of the most memorable announcements to date -- it topped LSU for five-star safety Landon Collins, a Louisiana native who went against his mother's wishes.
The Tide have emerged as head-and-shoulders frontrunners in the 2012 class, outpacing Texas, Michigan and Oklahoma at the top of the pack. The Longhorns remain in the mix for the top wideout Dorial Green-Beckham, a blue-chipper whose addition could narrow the gap as Signing Day approaches.
South Carolina solidified its spot by adding three-star safety Chaz Elder, and Maryland moved to No. 36 after locking up four-star running back Wes Brown. After a wild Under Armour All-America Game, here's how things stand.