Who were Alabama's top HS athletes? Meet the top 50

Who were the best prep athletes in Alabama for 2017-18? We tackled the question again this year with the AL.com High School 100. The list includes everything from five-star recruits to MLB Draft picks to a national record setter, and features boys and girls representing public and private programs, metro and rural schools and each grade. The rankings are based on ballots cast by the AL.com high school sports staff. We complete the 100 today with the top 50. Who do you think should be atop the

Who would be a 1st-round pick if NFL teams only drafted Alabama's top HS recruits?

You've probably seen numerous NFL mock drafts in the lead up to the real deal Thursday. So, to spice things up, we're going to take a different approach to the draft by asking a simple question: What if the talent pool that NFL teams selected from consisted solely of the top high school senior recruits in Alabama? Sure, these players couldn't actually make a prep-to-pros jump, but we're going to imagine it's possible. That's the fun of this excursion. RELATED: Behind-the-scenes look at pre-dra

Which Alabama high school baseball team has the most state titles?

The AHSAA baseball playoffs begin today with Classes 1A through 6A taking to the diamond (7A starts next week). RELATED: Which defending state champ is most likely to repeat? Today we're taking a trip in the history machine and looking at the 10 baseball programs with the most state championships. The list includes teams that produced future Major League players, Mr. Baseball winners and record-setting performances. Photo: UMS-Wright celebrates victory over Oneonta  in Game 2 of the Class 4

Who were the best former Alabama HS players in college football in 2017?

The state of Alabama boasted more than 500 former high school football standouts on FBS rosters this past season. To recognize the best-of-the best among that group, AL.com's preps sports staff chose an All-Alabama High School Alumni Team. The lineup includes national champions, All-Americans and all-time record holders. RELATED: Who's the best Mr. Football? Ranking all the winners There are 22 high schools represented. Five teams had two selections apiece: Auburn, Bob Jones, Prattville,

Who are the best Alabama high school quarterbacks of the past 25 years?

Best of the best In the last 25 years, Alabama's high school ranks has produced a number of future NFL stars, as well as a national championship quarterback at Alabama and a Heisman Trophy winner. RELATED: The top 25 HS RBs of the last 25 years This continues a weekly AL.com series looking at the top 25 high school players in the last 25 years at a number of different positions. It all leads up to the start of the 2017 high school football season. Let's take a trip down Memory Lane and look

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