Like the game itself, college football recruiting is full of longshots, commitments (or decommitments) that are practically unthinkable.
We haven't seen too many on the 2011 recruiting trail so far, but I'm not ready to say we won't.
A longshot, by nature, is a difficult thing to define. I chose eight scenarios that would appear surprising, but, based on rumors and buzz, are somewhat within the realm of possibility. Even Dostoevsky wouldn't have been able to imagine Braxton Miller committing to Tennessee Tech.
So where are the biggest discrepancies between a player's talent and the prestige of a school that has offered? Does that school have a chance to pull the upset? And if so, how?
Take a look at eight of the most intriguing longshots I see taking shape for the class of 2011. When you really look, they don't seem like longshots so much anymore.