8 Elite Committed Recruits Who Are Still Flirting with Other Schools
In this day and age of recruiting, making an early commitment is the en vogue trend. Many top recruits commit to schools as early as their junior seasons, and by the summer, most of the top 100 board is sewn up.
With early commitments comes much time until signing day, and with much time until signing day, a recruit has time to second-guess their decision. Recruits are already impressionable teenagers that change their minds about many things, so when a recruit starts to second-guess his commitment, it shouldn't be overly surprising.
For this read, we're going to check in on eight elite recruits who are committed, yet still flirt with other schools. You only get recruited once, right?
8. Kailo Moore, RB
Commitment: Mississippi State
Moore is a 5'10", 185-pound running back that, at one point, was locked in with Ole Miss. He backed off that pledge and now is committed to Mississippi State.
Yet Moore continues to deal with the Rebels a lot and even talks to their coaches on many occasions. Scout.com reports that Moore even took his family with him to a game in Oxford earlier this month.
7. Holland Fisher, S/OLB
Commitment: Virginia Tech
Fisher is from Virginia and is committed to Frank Beamer's program. At 6'2" and 205 pounds, he can play both safety and outside linebacker. An athletic defender, Fisher is an elite prospect in the Mid-Atlantic region.
According to Scout.com, Fisher remains committed to the Hokies but is scheduled to trip to Alabama this weekend. Ohio State also is likely to get a trip from Fisher this fall.
6. Chris Hawkins, CB
Hawkins made a commitment to USC in the spring. The 6'0" cornerback has great length and is a very good athlete. There is some room for concern if you're a Trojans fan, as Hawkins says he will take visits to Washington, Notre Dame and Arizona State per Scout.com.
USC will be the last stop for the Southern California native, so the Trojans will get the final face time with Hawkins to re-sell him on his commitment.
5. Altee Tenpenny, RB
Tenpenny has been a long-time pledge to Alabama, and when in-state school Arkansas fired Bobby Petrino, many thought that all but sealed the deal that he was bound for Tuscaloosa. However, Tenpenny continues to speak with the Hogs and will take some trips.
The Crimson Tide pledge told Scout.com that he plans to visit Arkansas and Oklahoma State officially, along with Alabama of course.
4. Daniel McMillan, LB
The Sunshine State linebacker has gone on record with Scout.com to say he's "99.9 percent" solid to Florida. He still plans to visit Ohio State and Alabama, but has great admiration for Will Muschamp. I wouldn't sweat this one too much, Gators fans. McMillan will be in Gainesville next season.
3. Jalen Ramsey, CB
Our second USC cornerback commitment on this list, Ramsey is from Tennessee and measures in at 6'0" and 190 pounds. He's one of the best all-around athletes in the country, and that is why many colleges are still on him even though he's committed to USC.
Ramsey will continue to do some flirting, as he visited Florida last week and Tennessee earlier this month, according to Scout.com. Ramsey also will visit Vanderbilt and adds that Alabama and Washington could also be options for trips.
2. DeMarcus Walker, DL
Walker made his decision to commit to Alabama several weeks ago, but he will take some other trips before Signing Day. The 6'4", 280-pound swing defensive lineman from Florida told Scout.com that Florida, Tennessee and Auburn could all see him before February comes.
Being from Jacksonville, look for Florida to put the hardest press on for Walker out of all the non-Alabama schools.
1. Elijah Daniel, DE
Daniel made a semi-shocking commitment to Clemson a few days after Robert Nkemdiche announced for the Tigers. The 6'3", 255-pound Hoosier State native recently took a trip to Marshall, reports Scout.com.
Daniel, who says he is still solid to Clemson, also stated he could trip to Florida, Miami and Ole Miss before it's all said and done.
Edwin Weathersby has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects & writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (now ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.