College Football Recruiting 2013: 4-Star Decommits Again, This Time from Miami

Wes ODonnellFeatured ColumnistJune 18, 2012

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Miami coach Al Golden is working his tail off to bring the Hurricanes back to relevance, but he can't do it without landing some top recruits. What his 2013 class lacks in size it makes up for in quality, but the size and quality just dropped by one.

ESPN is citing multiple sources that say 4-star athlete Jayron Kearse of Fort Myers, Fla. has decommitted from Miami. The 6'4", 195-pounder is obviously struggling to make up his mind as he had already decommitted from Auburn prior to pledging with Miami (per the Orlando Sentinel).

Kearse is the nephew of former NFL All-Pro Jevon Kearse, also known as "The Freak." A number of programs are hoping this youngster has some of the traits that helped separate the older Kearse from his peers. The youngster is being recruited as a safety and wide receiver.

Rivals puts Kearse's offer list at 20 programs including the likes of Auburn, Clemson, Notre Dame, Miami, Michigan State, South Carolina, USC and West Virginia.

Programs will be much more cautious of his "commitment" considering it is only June, he's changed his mind twice and he still has no shortage of suitors.

With his combination of size and athleticism, he could become a legitimate star. He still has some developing to do in terms of strength, but he's young and has the frame to fill out nicely should he spend time in the weight room.

He camped with Clemson this past week and has listed a new top four, according to Ryan Bartow of "USC, Clemson, Auburn and Alabama in order." He also said he still wants to be recruited by Miami.

The Clemson Tigers are always in the running for elite athletes, so it should come as no surprise that Kearse is considering them.

And USC, Auburn and Alabama's names speak for themselves.

Kearse has been a bit premature in his pledging, but that hasn't weakened the market for his services much at all. Expect to hear more from Kearse throughout this summer.