De-committing is part of every recruiting cycle, as each year, a handful of recruits make commitments only to change their minds. Making a commitment is exactly that, a commitment, and we like when people stick to their word.
However, these commitments are verbal and non-binding agreements, so recruits are free to change their minds. For this read, I'm going to give you the top recruits who appear most likely to de-commit right now. Things have changed over the past few months, so you may be surprised as to who is on this list.
I would like for you to commit to reading this piece and discourage you from de-committing from your commitment.
Miles is a 6'2", 212-pound safety from Texas. He's committed to Tennessee and plays with great instincts. With Tennessee's coaching situation up in the air, Miles has been looking around.
Scout.com reports that Miles has interest in Arizona State and also that Texas A&M has made a push for him. This could get interesting real fast.
Levenberry is a big and thick 6'3", 230-pound 'backer from Virginia. He made the decision to pledge to Florida State over Michigan in the spring, but there's been some smoke as of late.
Levenberry took a trip to Oklahoma for the Notre Dame game a few weeks ago, and Rivals.com says there is a strong chance he will take other trips.
Levenberry remains committed to FSU for now, but that could change at anytime.
The Tigers have lost one DE commit recently, and another could be lost soon too. Elijah Daniel is looking around, and it's widely known that he is.
Daniel has a brother at Marshall and has made a trip to check out the Thundering Herd. Florida, Miami and Ole Miss are also in the mix, per Scout.com.
Savaiinaea is another great LB prospect and comes from Hawaii. He is committed to Stanford, but the 6'3", 230-pound second-level defender is really looking around pretty hard.
Scout.com reports that Savaiinaea could flee the Cardinal coop for UCLA, Texas A&M or Notre Dame. A final decision could come now or all the way on National Signing Day.
A 6'0", 190-pound cornerback with great athleticism, size and quickness, Ramsey is committed to USC. Yet he is doing his fair share of making the rounds, and the Tennessee native is checking out many schools.
Ramsey has already tripped to Florida, and Mississippi State, Washington and Alabama all will have him on campus in the coming weeks, according to Scout.com. USC appears to have the last visit, but Ramsey could be de-committed by then.
Tennessee isn't the only SEC program that could be making a coaching change, as Auburn will have to make a decision on Gene Chizik too.
That could affect its recruiting class, and one of the top Tiger commits this year is LB Trey Johnson. Johnson has been exploring his options for quite some time now and seems to be keen on Florida, Ohio State and USC, aside from his Auburn commitment, shows Scout.com.
Even if Chizik comes back, Johnson still could de-commit.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He 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 and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (formerly 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.