2014 College Football Recruits Most Likely to Commit During the Summer
The summer is always a great time for vacation, fireworks, the beach and of course football recruiting news. Prospects can make their decision at any time and some choose the summer to announce their choice after making several unofficial visits.
A position group where dominoes are expected to fall this summer is the quarterbacks. Schools like wrapping up their signal-caller recruiting in the summer, so many of the top uncommitted QBs will be committing soon.
However, the field generals will not be alone in making summer commitments as players like Nick Chub, Tony Brown and Parker Westphal could be locked into a school by the time fall begins.
Dewayne Hendrix, DE
Hendrix is a 6'4", 255-pound DE with a quick first step and good toughness. He can punch blockers with power and anchor down vs. the run.
From Illinois, Scout.com reports Hendrix likes Tennessee and the Vols have made a great impression on him. Hendrix made a visit to Knoxville this spring and came away glowing about Rocky Top.
Do not be surprised if he pledges to Butch Jones this summer.
Andrew Williams, DE
Williams has a long offer sheet thanks to an 18-sack junior season in Georgia. He's 6'4", 240 pounds and can play DE or OLB in a 3-4 scheme.
Williams told Scout.com last month he will make a decision this summer. He is wide open, so expect him to narrow his list down soon and thereafter make a decision.
Whichever program lands him is getting a talented pass-rusher who could develop into a cornerstone defensive player.
Jamarco Jones, OT
Jones is one of the best OT prospects in the country. He is 6'4", 300 pounds and possesses quick feet. From Illinois, Jones is a versatile OL prospect with the ability to play either OT or OG.
Scout.com reports his core four schools include Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Michigan State. Jones will be announcing his decision on June 27.
Ohio State is the predicted winner of his sweepstakes.
Kyle Allen, QB
One of the best QBs in the country, Allen is a 6'3", 197-pounder with good accuracy, touch and pocket mechanics. He does not have the strongest arm in the world, but he sees the field well and can throw his receivers open.
The Arizona native is wanted by both in-state schools, as well as others including UCLA and Oklahoma State. Quarterback prospects usually do not drag out their recruitment, so look for Allen to make his decision between now and the middle of the summer.
Parrker Westphal, CB
Westphal is a 6'0", 185-pound CB prospect from Illinois with great instincts. He's a smart player with great on-field awareness who has great short-area quickness.
Westphal's size allows him to match up with bigger receivers, but his loose hips also help him when covering in the slot. Michigan could be a school to watch for him, as well as Stanford should the Cardinal offer him.
Vanderbilt is also in the hunt for Westphal. Scout.com states that he wishes to have a decision made soon.
Nick Chubb, RB
Chubb is 5'11", 216 pounds and he's going to weigh 230 one day in college. He's a thickly built player who has great quickness and a solid burst to and through holes.
Chubb is from Georgia and can be a load to bring down one on one. He is down to Georgia, Auburn and South Carolina with Scout.com reporting a decision is imminent.
Tony Brown, CB
Brown is one of the best talents in the country regardless of position. He's a 6'0", 188-pound stud who can play CB or safety.
The Texas has great strength to press receivers at the line, is a bully in coverage and shows a tremendous short area closing burst on the ball. With his sister heading to LSU on a track scholarship, the Tigers are in good shape.
According to Scout.com, Brown could make his decision at The Opening this summer.
David Cornwell, QB
Cornwell is an elite QB prospect from Oklahoma who stands 6'5" and weighs 230 pounds. He has a very strong arm to attack all levels of the field yet can pitch with touch and great accuracy.
Keep an eye on Alabama, as if Cornwell has a good showing at one of Nick Saban's summer camps then his offer will become "committable" and he is expected to take it.
Should things fall through with Alabama, then schools like Virginia Tech, Auburn and Missouri could be his top options.
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.