2013 Under Armour and Army All-American Commits Who May Flip Before Signing Day
The two biggest high school football all-star games took place this weekend and both were great.
The work put in to get the nation's best prospects to play in these games each year is a huge undertaking. Both the Under Armour and Army games were a success and, of course, recruiting news was a topic of discussion at both settings all week long.
Many players came into their respective bowls games having already committed to schools. Yet, verbal commitments are non-binding until a recruit signs his letter of intent on or after the first Wednesday in February, or if the recruit is an early commit.
For this read, I'm going touch on a few recruits who came to the Army or Under Armour game committed to one school but who may be flipping to another school before signing day.
6. Altee Tenpenny, RB
Tenpenny played and ran well in the Army game, showcasing his impressive speed and quickness. His frame appears to be capable of bulking up and adding on another 10-15 pounds.
From Arkansas, Tenpenny gave Alabama a commitment but has always kept his eye on the Razorbacks. Scout.com reports that Arkansas has gotten in the race upon the hiring of coach Bret Bielema.
With 'Bama's crowded backfield, Tenpenny could choose to stay home and fight for a role as primary ball carrier for the hogs.
5. Myles Jack, OLB
Jack participated in the Army game earlier this week and the versatile baller made a few plays as an OLB. He's 6'2 and about 220 pounds and displays great athleticism and straight line speed.
Jack is from Washington but is a verbal to UCLA. Yet, the coach who recruited him, Marques Tuiasosopo has joined the staff for U-Dub.
Jack, per Scout.com, will take a visit to Washington and the relationship he has with Tuiasosopo could have him flip, opting to stay in the Pacific Northwest.
4. DeMarcus Walker, DL
Walker played in the trenches in the Under Armour game last Friday. He's a talented 6'4", 280-pound DL that can play up and down the defensive front in various schemes and fronts.
An Alabama commit, the Sunshine State prospect is really said to be eying Florida, according to Scout.com.
Its proximity to home, friends Walker has on the team and the fact that Tide DB coach Jeremy Pruitt is gone from Alabama are the factors leading the charge for Walker to wind up in Gainesville.
He'll take another visit to Florida, so stay tuned to this one.
3. Robert Foster, WR
Could Foster really still be thinking about Pitt? I have a hunch that coach Paul Chryst and his staff will continue to press Foster until he is officially off the market.
Foster is too talented to just give up on and Chryst needs another flagship local commitment to help in future recruiting. Retaining Rushel Shell from last year and getting Dorian Johnson and Tyler Boyd this year are good starts.
Yet convincing the Under Armour All-American Foster to stay home would be a huge coup.
2. Dee Liner, DT
Liner has gotten somewhat quiet about his recruitment status recently, as he has only partaken in a few interviews, revealing very little.
Yet, during the Under Armour game practices, I got the feeling that he may be looking at Alabama. Liner is a native Alabaman and committed to Auburn, but the Crimson Tide are in the thick of it as a suitor for Liner.
In the end, I still think he stays with Auburn, but watch out for Alabama coming on strong.
1. Jalen Ramsey, CB
The big 6'0", 190-pound corner prospect from Tennessee gave USC his pledge several months ago. However, Ramsey, who played in the Army game last Saturday, is still looking around.
Keep your eye on Florida and Washington, but USC remains a strong possibility. A final decision could come this week or Ramsey could wait all the way until NSD to announce.
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.