Now, many recruits do stick to their word when they commit to a school and fend off any other programs who come after them. However, decommitments happen in college football recruiting, and until a recruit signs his letter of intent, he's technically still up for grabs.
I mean that by commitments are non-binding and just verbal agreements between a player and program. The player doesn't sign anything and is still free to do what he wants as far as his recruitment goes.
College coaches at rival programs don't take no for answer, and they have to operate in such a manner to be great recruiters. So when you see a prospect commit to a school, do not think that he won't still be contacted by other coaches at other programs.
This read is going to look at a few 2014 prospects who are currently committed recruits, but who appear the most likely to back out of their commitment or "flip" at this point.
Committed to: Virginia Tech
Harrison committed to Virginia Tech before his junior season but, according to Scout.com, Louisville is not backing off of him. He is going take some visits, and Charlie Strong is one of the coaches who will get a chance to host the ATH prospect.
Harrison stands over 6'1" and weighs 202 pounds. I could see him playing WR in college, but he may fit best as a safety.
Committed to: Washington
A classic Pac-12 type of player, Johnson is from Southern California and has the speed, quickness and athleticism to be a good fit at Washington. Steve Sarkisian knows that, but he's likely sweating a little bit right now because Johnson may be looking around.
Scout.com reports that Syracuse has identified Johnson as a player it's willing to go across the country for. A visit could be scheduled soon and 'Cuse could make things hard for the Huskies.
Committed to: Baylor
Hall has a lot of versatility to him, and offensively, he reminds of Cordarrelle Patterson. Hall is 6'3", but he has great athleticism and speed, and I feel he can play some RB along with being a WR.
He would be a great fit at Baylor due to his skill set fitting their scheme. Art Briles is hoping to pair him with Robbie Rhodes, but Scout.com says LSU, Arkansas and Alabama are three major threats to us seeing that duo in Waco.
Committed to: Clemson
I have my doubts about Watson flipping from Clemson, but Scout.com reported earlier this month Alabama, Georgia and Florida State are schools who will look to get Watson on their roster.
The top QB on my board so far this year, Watson is from the Peach State and has good arm strength, good decision-making ability and mobility. He could become a superstar in college.
Committed to: Alabama
Scarbrough is from Tuscaloosa, so you'd think he was 100 percent solid to the Tide right? Well, not exactly, folks.
he 6'2", 222-pound RB recently told Scout.com that Florida and Georgia are on his mind, and I wouldn't be surprised if he took some visits to both schools. Perhaps the depth chart chokehold 'Bama has at the RB position could be making Scarbrough have second thoughts?
Only time will tell, but Alabama must continue to recruit Scarbrough as if he's uncommitted to make sure he stays away from its SEC rivals.
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 and Cleveland Browns.