Five-star athlete James Wilder snubbed Florida for Florida State.
A year ago, if you said James Wilder would commit to Florida State, every recruitnik would have said, "Yeah, and Urban Meyer is going to retire at the end of this season."
Well, yeah, both kind of happened. Wilder, a heavy lean to Florida from the beginning, threw a monkey wrench in the process when he chose to play running back instead of outside linebacker, where he premiered as the top prospect in the class.
That meant Florida's versatile, sideline-to-sideline rushing attack wasn't really an ideal fit anymore and Florida State's smash-mouth pro-style attack was.
The coverage of Wilder's decision was thorough enough that most knew it was Florida State by the end—except for that weird rumor about it being Georgia, but those happen. But stepping back from the situation, realize how big of a surprise this really was, and what its implications could be down the road for this recruiting rivalry.