2014 SEC Commitments Who Could Decommit Before National Signing Day
The SEC annually dominates the final recruiting rankings due to many of its schools being juggernauts on the trail. The conference is regarded as the premier league in college football, so many prospects aspire to play for one of its programs.
However, several recruits who are currently committed to play in the SEC seem to be rethinking their decisions. A speedy running back who is committed to an SEC powerhouse is looking around, while a safety could join a different SEC West team.
Also, a linebacker's commitment to an SEC school is not as strong as many believe.
Bo Scarbrough, ATH
Committed to: Alabama
Bo Scarbrough is a 5-star athlete who is playing his senior year of high school football in Florida. At 6'2" and 225 pounds, he has the ability to play running back, receiver and linebacker.
Scarbrough pledged to Alabama more than a year ago, but he may never get to Tuscaloosa. The talented athlete has made visits to Ole Miss, Notre Dame and UCLA, according to 247Sports. Florida, Florida State and Georgia are three additional schools who could get a visit from Scarbrough, says Amy Campbell of Scout.com (subscription required).
Alabama will have to recruit Scarbrough like he is an uncommitted prospect to make sure he stays committed.
C.J. Hampton, S
Committed to: Ole Miss
A 4-star safety, C.J. Hampton is one of the most coveted defensive backs in the country. He has outstanding speed and instincts, plus he is 6'1" and 195 pounds.
Hampton, who is from Mississippi, committed to Ole Miss in June 2012. However, the Rebels will have to ward off several heavyweights to keep him committed. Alabama, Auburn and Miami will all have received visits from Hampton before the end of this year, per 247Sports.
'Bama is the biggest threat to Ole Miss.
Shaun Hamilton, ILB
Committed to: Alabama
Shaun Hamilton is a terrific linebacker prospect who committed to Alabama in April. The 4-star recruit is 6'0" and 240 pounds, plus he has excellent short-area quickness and strength.
Alabama must not be fooled into thinking Hamilton's recruitment is over, as he has interest in other schools. UCLA and Ole Miss are 'Bama's biggest competitors for Hamilton, reports Greg Powers of Scout.com.
It appears Hamilton's decision will not be final until National Signing Day.
Dalvin Cook, RB
Committed to: Florida
Florida must keep an eye on 5-star running back Dalvin Cook, as he's already changed his mind once during this recruiting cycle. A former Clemson commitment, Cook flipped to the Gators in April.
Now, the electric running back is once again making the rounds. Cook has visited Texas, Florida State and Arkansas so far this fall, according to 247Sports. The Seminoles are a key team to watch for Cook, as the combination of their fantastic 2013 season and the chance to play with stud quarterback Jameis Winston could sway him to Tallahassee.
Playing in Gainesville doesn't appear to be certain for Cook right now.
2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map
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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.
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