ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to a play during the second half against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Nick Saban names the 'number one thing' he has to fight in recruiting

This is just unbelievable.

Nick Saban and Alabama have been the best recruiting school in the country every year since 2011 according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings. However, this is apparently becoming a real burden for Saban and his staff as he told the NFL Network.

First off, kudos to those other teams using negative recruiting in this way. That's a pretty sly way of going about it without really insulting the other school or spreading rumors that Nick Saban might be retiring soon. This is the very definition of a first world problem for Saban and him making it out to be a much bigger deal than it is, is really just classic Saban.

As it stands now, Alabama is ranked sixth in the recruiting rankings with Ohio State at the top and Georgia right behind the Buckeyes. The top five is rounded out by Texas, Penn State and Miami.

[h/t The Spun]