Alabama’s recruiting class takes a serious hit just days before National Signing Day Harry How/Getty Images
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on prior to the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The top-ranked recruiting class in college football, Alabama, will be without four-star defensive tackle Akial Byers.

Byers will be heading to the JUCO school after he failed to qualify to enroll at Alabama, per SDS.

The 6’4″, 275-pound Byers was the No. 2 recruit in Arkansas and the No. 17 overall defensive tackle.

He had offers from top programs such as Florida State, Michigan and Ohio State, but surprisingly didn’t hold an offer from hometown Arkansas.

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