Any top recruit should be mindful of what other commitments are in his class, for reasons of playing time and for making sure the promises a coach has made are within reason.
And while shying away from competition is never encouraged, the recruit has to accept the possibility that he may lose a battle in camp, and never force his competitor to relinquish his hold on the starting job. Most Mitch Mustains live lives of quiet desperation.
Enough blue-chip 2011 recruits have made their commitments known that it's now possible to evaluate their potential contributions (or lack thereof) down the road, and if those contributions are in doubt. I've paid special attention to classes that gained more than one top player at a position, or gained a verbal from a top player in this and last year's class.
Take a look.