The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) era started in 1998 and really took college football to new, albeit controversial, heights in popularity. Shortly after the BCS era started, the recruiting industry exploded as websites, chat rooms and message boards became a revolutionary area for covering college football recruiting.
Recruiting got even more competitive, which brought along more de-commitments. With recruiting now being its own industry and the coverage of football recruits being now so extensive, de-commitments of high profile recruits came under more scrutiny and got more national attention.
I'm going to use this piece to take a look at 15 of the biggest de-commitments in the BCS era. Some of these will go way "back in the day" while others are fairly recent in memory.