I have a long time friend who's family have been donors at Bama for decades. I went to a Bama game at BD a few years ago and the number of visiting recruits was far greater than was allowed by rule.
Along with their family's, the recruits started on the 35 of the home side of the field, extended all the way down to the opposite end zone, then all the way up to 50 on the visitor's side. They were there on their own dime, hoping to get any exposure they could. I've never seen anything like it.
I don't "worship" Saban, but I do try to be objective. Saban has created nothing less than a dynasty at Bama, and he doesn't seem to eyeing retirement anytime soon.