Were you as surprised as I was to hear the James Wilder's recruitment is actually shaping up to be a game? That he may not be a lock to Florida, since they're the only school in his top five not offering him as a running back?
Wilder is the kind of freakishly athletic player Florida has had no problem landing since they've become the Swivel Hip U of the college football recruitoverse.
But Wilder, a slam-dunk a few months ago, is hesitating.
The Gators just aren't respecting that he doesn't want to play linebacker—a position for which he was Scout's top recruit—at the next level, while Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama and Florida State—which round out his new top five—are.
This may all be a red herring. As long as Florida sees the light and offers Wilder as a running back, they'll cash in on their comfortable lead.
They set down roots with Wilder early in the recruiting process. There's no reason to sacrifice those when he's clearly a gifted runner as well.
Nevertheless, his timetable has legitimately changed. Before, he was merely waiting to see how Florida's offense would look post-Tebow before signing with the Gators. Now, he maintains he will wait until Signing Day.
That seismic shift puts the Bulldogs, Jackets, Tide and Seminoles on full alert. Keep an eye on this one—Wilder will almost certainly be near the top of most top 100 lists.