College Football Recruiting 2013: The Top 7 Wavering Commitments
As I've been saying for the past several months, the trend of the past two recruiting cycles has been to commit early.
Recruits are making up their minds in the spring and summer to determine which classes are filling up fast. Other recruits are feeling the pressure to not be left out and have their slot taken, so they are following suit and committing early too.
The main drawback to committing early is that there is still so much time before a recruit actually signs with his intended school. With time comes thought, and with much thought comes second guessing your decisions. Recruits are the same way, and when they begin to second guess their decisions, they start to waver in their commitments.
We're going to look at the top-seven recruits who are wavering on their commitments right now.
7. Holland Fisher, OLB/S
Holland Fisher is from Virginia and is committed to Virginia Tech. The 6'2", 210-pound defender can play both safety and outside linebacker, so you know Frank Beamer and Bud Foster can't wait for him to arrive in Blacksburg, Va.
Well, there's a chance Fisher never comes because Scout.com reports that Fisher has his eye on Alabama. I would also slide Ohio State in there, too, based on my gut.
Hokie fans could have reason to be concerned.
6. Kailo Moore, RB
Kailo Moore is committed to Mississippi State, and the 5'10", 190-pound running back was thought to be locked up with the Bulldogs. Head coach Dan Mullen was felt to have closed the deal, and Moore was supposed to be done with recruiting.
That assumption was wrong because Moore can't stop flirting with arch nemesis Ole Miss. He has taken several visits to Rebel games, and 247Sports.com reports that Moore says he felt like a "king" during his last trip to Oxford.
This one isn't looking too good for MSU.
5. Jalen Ramsey, CB
A great cornerback from Tennessee, Jalen Ramsey has good size at 6'0", 190 pounds. He's an incredible athlete who plays all three general coverage techniques and matches up with bigger receivers.
Ramsey announced he committed to USC this summer and the Trojans are his committed program. Yet, I think before it's all said and done, Ramsey will have made his rounds.
Look for Florida, Vanderbilt and Tennessee to really put the full-court press on Ramsey, among other schools.
4. Elijah Daniel, DE
Elijah Daniel is a 6'3", 255-pound defensive end prospect with a ton of upside. He has good snap quickness, speed, athleticism and flashes solid strength on the edges.
Clemson won him over earlier this cycle, as the Tigers figure to team him up with Robert Nkemdiche to wreak havoc on ACC passers. But Daniel may have other plans after FoxSportsNext reports that Marshall, Florida, Miami and Ole Miss are all in the mix for the talented DE recruit.
3. A'Shawn Robinson, DT
A big defensive tackle at 6'5" and 305 pounds, A'Shawn Robinson committed to Texas way back in February of this year. He's an athletic big man who could possibly become a great guard in Austin.
However, FoxSportsNext is reporting that Robinson appears to have softened his pledge to the Longhorns and is looking at schools like Alabama, USC and Florida State before he signs with head coach Mack Brown's program.
2. Isaac Savaiinaea, LB
From Hawai'i, Isaac Savaiinaea is a 6'3", 230-pound linebacker who is committed to Stanford. He made his decision a very long time ago, but since then, he has wavered some.
With his instincts, toughness, quickness and range, Savaiinaea has a chance to become an All-Conference second-level defender. Stanford believes he will become that on The Farm, but that may not be the case.
According to 247Sports.com, Savaiinaea will likely visit Notre Dame, Florida and Texas A&M before he signs his LOI. Those are all three great programs that pose serious threats to Stanford.
1. DeMarcus Walker, DL
DeMarcus Walker is an excellent defensive lineman prospect who figures to play end in Alabama's base 30-front defense. He can slide into the tackle spot when they move to a 40-front, or Walker is athletic and quick enough to stay at end.
At 6'4", 280 pounds, Alabama had to be very excited when Walker committed several weeks ago. However, don't be shocked if he takes some trips to schools like Florida, Tennessee and Auburn, reports FoxSportsNext.
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.