5 Most Stable Committed College Football Recruits from Class of 2013
We often times talk about the possibility of players decommiting in the college football recruiting world, but what about the players with solid commitments?
Obviously, players decommiting is a big topic because it causes some major ripples in the college football world, and it happens pretty much every year. These are teenagers making life-altering decisions about college life, education, careers and football, so it's never really surprising when we find out a recruit has realized that he made the wrong decision.
It also doesn't help that nothing is official until National Signing Day, so other recruiters and schools have the opportunity to sway and flip a prospect, even though he may be verbally committed to another program.
All that said, let's turn the attention on a few players that appear to have stable verbal commitments that won't be broken.
Their consistency may not get them in the news cycle, but it will get them in this article. Here are the five most stable commitments of 2013.
5. Kelvin Taylor, RB, Florida Commit
He committed to Florida in February this year, even though he had offers from Alabama and Miami.
Miami would be an interesting home-state option, but they can't hold a candle to Florida right now in terms of prestige, talent or national title hopes.
The Gators would be the best option for the talented back, and he apparently agrees enough to stay committed so far. I don't expect this commitment to break.
4. Reuben Foster, ILB, Auburn Commit
In my opinion, the chances of a player going through the process of committing and decommiting twice are very small.
That, plus the fact that he moved from a high school in Georgia and is now playing at Auburn High School—which is literally right down the street from the University—should make this a very solid commitment.
3. Jaylon Smith, OLB, Notre Dame Commit
Five-star outside linebacker Jaylon Smith is one of the most talented recruits in the country, so obviously a ton of big-time schools were after his commitment.
He verbally committed to Notre Dame in June though, and he immediately became Brian Kelly's featured recruit.
Notre Dame's defense has been playing great this year, which should help solidify Smith's decision. Also, there's good reason to believe that the Fighting Irish will be in the national championship picture in the next few years, especially with Kelly's very strong 2013 class, highlighted by Smith, coming in.
Finally, Smith is from Fort Wayne, Ind., which is only about two hours away from South Bend, so the proximity of Notre Dame should really solidify the deal.
2. Thomas Tyner, RB, Oregon Commit
Four-star running back Thomas Tyner has been committed to the Oregon Ducks since November of 2011, so he'll be coming up on a year soon.
That's a very long time to be verbally committed to a school, and frankly, Tyner fits the Ducks offense perfectly.
He runs a 4.3 40-yard dash, according to 247sports, which is exactly what head coach Chip Kelly looks for in running backs. Tyner is fast, quick and athletic, which will allow him to fit perfectly into Kelly's scheme,
He's essentially already an Oregon Duck. I don't see that changing.
1. Shane Morris, QB, Michigan Commit
Five-star quarterback Shane Morris has been committed to the Michigan Wolverines since May of 2011, so at this point, I dare say that he's a solid commitment.
Brady Hoke and the Wolverines are slowly transitioning to a more pro-style look with the quarterback throwing more from the pocket, and Morris fits that style of play perfectly. He's the nation's No. 2 pro-style quarterback, according to 247sports.
This may seem like a negative, but it could be argued that Michigan will benefit from him coming down with mono. His senior season is most likely shut down, which should really turn away any other schools that were thinking about trying to sway him before National Signing Day.
Even if they tried, I don't see it mattering. He's from Warren, Mich., which is about an hour away from Ann Arbor.
Morris is a "Michigan man" without a doubt.