2015 College Football Recruits Who Could Decommit Next
Anyone who thinks there's going to be a break between the end of the 2014 recruiting cycle and the start of the 2015 cycle is wrong. Recruiting doesn't stop, and neither does its coverage.
Some recruits in the 2015 class have already committed to a school. However, several juniors have already decommitted, as 5-star quarterback Ricky Town flipped from Alabama to USC, and 5-star athlete George Campbell is no longer a Michigan pledge.
It looks like more decommitments in the 2015 class could soon follow.
All recruiting information and rankings courtesy of 247Sports unless otherwise noted.
Jay Johnson, ATH
Committed to: Mississippi State
Jay Johnson is a 4-star athlete from Mississippi who is committed to Mississippi State. However, don't count out the folks in Oxford just yet.
Ole Miss is putting the press on Johnson, as he attended the Rebels' junior day, according to Yancy Porter of Scout.com. Johnson lives in Bruce, a section of Mississippi that is home to a lot of Ole Miss fans, so he's going to be hearing a lot from people in his community about playing for the Rebels.
This is going to get interesting.
Johnson to Porter on Feb. 2:
Everybody around my side of town that pulls for Ole Miss. Just like I tell them. Even though I committed I still have a whole another year to make up my mind. I will not make a final decision until this time next year. But yea, I already feel a lot of pressure.
Andre Smith, LB
Committed to: North Carolina
A 3-star inside linebacker prospect, Andre Smith plays for Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville. The Florida native is one of the better defensive players in the Sunshine State, which is among many reasons why he's wanted by North Carolina.
However, Smith has an interest in checking out ACC rival Georgia Tech, according to Dale McDuffie of GoJackets.com (subscription required). Nothing appears imminent, but where there's smoke, there's fire.
Ashton White, ATH
Committed to: Virginia Tech
Ashton White is a 3-star athlete who committed to Virginia Tech in December. He's one of the top 2015 prospects from Washington, D.C., as he plays for powerhouse Friendship Academy.
The Hokies will have some competition for White, with Maryland being their biggest foe. White speaks to the Terrapins on a normal basis, per Dave Lomonico of Terrapin Times (subscription required), so the Terps are definitely in the mix.
It could come down to a battle of local schools for White.
Christian Owens, WR
Committed to: Georgia
Committed to and from Georgia, 4-star receiver Christian Owens may seem like an SEC kind of guy, but that may not be all the way true.
Owens is looking at Florida State, Clemson and North Carolina, even though he is pledged to the Bulldogs, according to Don Callahan of Inside Carolina (subscription required). Schools in the ACC may need to start preparing to deal with the 6'5", 205-pounder on a regular basis.
Mekhi Brown, DE
Committed to: Alabama
Alabama just signed one of the best recruiting classes ever last week, so the depth chart may start making 2015 recruits think twice about committing to the Crimson Tide.
That may be the case with 5-star defensive end Mekhi Brown, who hails from Carver High School in Georgia. Brown told Hale McGranahan of CUTigers.com (subscription required) that Stanford and Florida State interest him, with Clemson also being in the mix.
Josh Wariboko, OG
Committed to: Oklahoma
A 4-star guard, Josh Wariboko committed to Oklahoma last summer. The Oklahoma City native is a coveted prospect in the Midlands who is 6'3.5" and weighs 280 pounds.
The Sooners would be wise to continue trying to impress Wariboko, as there are other schools who badly want him.
Clemson, Baylor and TCU were mentioned in a report by Lindsey Thiry of Fox Sports (subscription required) on Feb. 7, with the talented blocker also mentioning several other prominent offers.
David Sills, QB
Committed to: USC
However, Kiffin is no longer in charge at USC, and the Trojans boast a commitment from fellow 2015 quarterback Ricky Town, a 5-star passer regarded as one of the nation's best overall prospects.
Sills remains pledged to the Trojans, but the writing is on the wall that Town is the preferred choice of new head coach Steve Sarkisian.
It may make more sense for Sills to open his recruitment and explore other options, which 247Sports says includes Michigan and Clemson.
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.