College Football Recruiting 2013: 14 Recruits That Are Committed...For Now
Recruits are choosing to make their commitments very early these days. A school like Texas gobbles up most of their class in February, not on signing day but as in the February of the recruiting year, meaning a full year before recruits can even sign with the Longhorns.
With recruits making early decisions, this gives them even more time to think and second-guess their decisions. This leads to wavering and making visits to other schools, to which the committed school has to start recruiting the player as if he is not committed to them.
This is the case for the next 14 recruits. These prospects are committed, but that is only for now because they clearly are wavering.
EDIT: Max Redfield, a USC commit, is also wavering per Scout.com.
14. E.J. Levenberry, LB
Commitment: Florida State
I surely thought Levenberry was headed to Michigan, but he chose to head to Florida State when he committed earlier this year.
Some have whispered that the 6'3", 230-pound 'backer from Virginia has re-contacted Michigan, but 247Sports.com shows he has interest in Oklahoma.
13. Tramel Terry, WR/CB
Terry makes this list because he has flip-flopped several times from Georgia.
He's committed right now, but due to his track record the 5'11", 193-pound speedster could open his recruitment back up at anytime. Stay tuned for this one, as no decision is final until his LOI is signed.
12. A'Shawn Robinson, DT
A very athletic 6'5", 305-pound big man, Robinson could become a great OL or DT in college. He is from the Lone Star State and is headed to Texas, as of now.
Florida State and LSU will not leave him alone and Robinson has showed interest in both the Seminoles and Tigers, per 247Sports.com. Texas could sweat this one out.
11. Deon Hollins, DE/OLB
Hollins is from Texas, but has committed to play for the Bruins in Westwood. He's a 6'2", 225-pound speedy pass-rusher that can really squeeze a pocket with ease.
Scout.com reports that he is looking into taking visits to other schools, such as possibly Notre Dame and Ohio State. I would also look out for Texas A&M.
10. Isaac Savaiinaea, LB
Savaiinaea is from Hawaii and stands 6'3', 230 pounds. Stanford has his pledge, but due to his toughness, athleticism, speed and instincts, many other programs want it.
Scout.com reports that Savaiinaea is looking hard at Texas A&M, Florida and Notre Dame. It's not set in stone at all that Savaiinaea will be playing on The Farm.
9. Kailo Moore, RB
Commitment: Mississippi State
Moore says he is committed to the Bulldogs, but he can't stop flirting with their Egg Bowl rivals in Ole Miss. In fact, Moore was once committed to the Rebels.
This will be a flip-flop episode until he sends in his faxed LOI, and if you ask me right now, that looks to be going to Oxford.
8. Holland Fisher, OLB/S
Commitment: Virginia Tech
Fisher is a 6'2', 205-pound defensive player that can play both OLB and SS. He has good athletic ability, speed, range and is a solid tackler.
The Hokies can't feel good about him looking at Alabama and Ohio State, per Scout.com. Frank Beamer is going to have to re-sell Blacksburg to make sure Fisher doesn't sign elsewhere.
7. Jalen Ramsey, CB
A Tennessee native, Ramsey is a 6'0', 190-pound cover corner with excellent athleticism. His size allows him to match up with big receivers, and he has the hips, quickness and speed to attach himself to any pass catcher.
USC won him over in the summer, but Scout.com reports that Florida won't take no for answer. Also, look for visits to be made to Alabama, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and maybe Washington before it's over.
6. Elijah Daniel, DE
Daniel committed to Clemson a few days after Robert Nkemdiche did in the spring. He's a 6'3', 252-pound DE prospect that has excellent athleticism and a high upside.
Clemson needs to reel him back in because he took a visit to Marshall, where his brother plays and also is looking at Florida, Miami and Ole Miss, per Scout.com.
5. Altee Tenpenny, RB
Tenpenny is a 6'0", 212-pound running back from Arkansas that has bell-cow back potential. He has great speed, strong legs, power and run instincts.
Alabama has a crowded backfield already, so there is cause for concern. Scout.com also reports that Tenpenny plans to visit Oklahoma State and Arkansas at some point.
4. DeMarcus Walker, DE
From Jacksonville, Walker is a 6'4", 280-pound football player that can play DE or DT. He's very athletic and strong, plus his skill set fits the Crimson Tide defensive scheme well.
The only thing is, Walker possibly will never play for Alabama. Scout.com says that Florida, Auburn and Tennessee will stay on his trail until the very end. I think he will stick with his pledge to play in Tuscaloosa, but you never know these days.
3. Chris Hawkins, CB
A 5'11", 160-pound cornerback from Southern California and committed there, Hawkins has good length, speed, short area quickness and loose hips. He is taking visits and recently tripped to Notre Dame.
His father told Scout.com that they plan to make a return visit to South Bend in a few weeks. Making one trip to see a school is fine, but you don't make a second trip there unless you're really thinking about going there.
Time to get nervous, Trojan fans.
2. Alex Anzalone, LB
Commitment: Notre Dame
Anzalone was once committed to Ohio State but de-committed from the Buckeyes in the spring. I thought he would commit to Florida, but he chose to pledge to Notre Dame. Now, Rivals.com is reporting that speculation is swirling Anzalone will de-commit again.
It's unknown at this time as to where he could be looking, but if you're a fan of the Golden Domers, this isn't good news.
1. Robert Nkemdiche, DE
As we all know, the nation's No. 1 prospect is committed to Clemson, but the consensus is he could easily end up elsewhere. It seems to me that Nkemdiche's family prefers him to join his brother at Ole Miss and that will weigh heavily into his final decision.
While I can see him sticking with his Clemson commitment, I can also see Nkemdiche signing with Ole Miss too.
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.