5 Committed 2015 Recruits Most Likely to Decommit Before Signing Day
National signing day is always full of surprises, and among them are decommitments. The 2015 class is full of committed recruits who appear locked into their pledges, but several could opt to decommit before signing day arrives.
A 4-star defensive lineman could flip-flop between SEC teams, while a bad season in 2014 could spoil Oklahoma State's plans to sign a 4-star running back in 2015.
Also, a foreign recruit could change his mind.
Ronald Jones II, RB
Committed to: Oklahoma State
Ronald Jones II is a speedy 4-star running back who would be a great fit in Oklahoma State's spread offense. The 6'0", 185-pounder is great in space, and he catches the ball well.
However, Jones may not ever run in Stillwater. It seems he will watch the Cowboys on the field closely in 2014 and bolt from their recruiting class if things don't go right.
He told the following to Jason Howell of Rivals.com (subscription required) on June 9: "I want to see how the season goes too so if they have a really bad season or something, but for now it's Oklahoma State."
Hjalte Froholdt, DT
Committed to: Arkansas
From Denmark, Hjalte Froholdt is a 4-star defensive lineman who pledged to Arkansas last December. At 6'4" and 282 pounds, he has a high motor and good toughness.
Froholdt pledged to be a Razorback early in the process, but he will still take all five official visits, according to Adam Krohn of Rivals.com.
It wouldn't be surprising to see Froholdt come away from a visit to another school impressed and decommit from Arkansas later in this recruiting cycle.
Marcus Lewis, DB
Committed to: Florida
A 4-star defensive back, Marcus Lewis committed to play at Florida on April 17. The Washington, D.C. native is a long cornerback at 6'1" and 187 pounds.
Receiver and safety will also be options for Lewis in college.
However, the Gators can't get too excited just yet. Lewis' commitment doesn't appear to be as solid as initially thought.
He will take visits to Michigan, Miami and Oregon, according to Luke Stampini of GatorBait. A decommitment from the Gators is more than possible.
Shawn Burgess-Becker, S/ATH
Committed to: Alabama
Shawn Burgess-Becker is a 4-star prospect who is a 6'1" and 185 pounds. He has the potential to be a good receiver, but the Florida native has a higher ceiling as a roaming safety.
Burgess-Becker gave his pledge to Alabama in April, but the Crimson Tide must stay on him. He told Matt Shodell of CaneSport.com (subscription required) on July 24 that he's still open.
Alabama needs to keep Burgess-Becker reeled in close, because other schools are trying to lure him away.
Jonathan Ledbetter, DL
Committed to: Alabama
Another 4-star recruit that Alabama could lose is defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter. The 6'4", 265-pound Georgia native is a talented player who can work at both end or tackle in the defensive trenches.
Ledbetter would be a solid 5-technique defensive end in the Tide's 3-4 scheme, but Georgia could be envisioning him as a 3-technique defensive tackle in a 4-3 or even a strong-side defensive end.
Ledbetter camped at UGA in June, says 247Sports, and an official visit to Athens in the fall wouldn't shock many people.
Stay tuned, as this one could get interesting between the Tide and the Bulldogs.
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.