College Football Recruiting 2011: Which Recruits Are Wavering On Commitments?

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IJanuary 20, 2011

College Football Recruiting 2011: Which Recruits Are Wavering On Commitments?

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    Christian Westerman
    Christian Westerman

    National Signing Day nears and top college football recruits are making their final decisions on which schools they'll attend. 

    While many players have comfortably offered verbal commitments to their schools, others remained undeclared. Many players have verbals or soft verbals with their respective schools and have wavered a bit during the last few weeks of the college football recruiting season. 

    Names like Christian Westerman, Herschel Sims and Justice Hayes are some of the top recruits reportedly reconsidering their commitments. 

    Here are five top recruits wavering on their verbal commitments just two weeks before National Signing Day.

Herschel Sims

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    After the departure of Oklahoma State running backs coach Robert Gillespie to West Virginia Sims has officially reopened his recruitment to potential suitors.

    Given his solid talent, Oklahoma State should be worried about Sims bolting.

    Sims told Scout.com that he does think he'll still ultimately end up at Oklahoma State but wants to see the running backs coach issue resolved before signing. The Cowboys would be smart to handle the issue immediately as any team could swoop in at any given moment.

    TCU is currently the main other player in the Sims sweepstakes, having put on the charm once it was made public Sims was reconsidering.

Justice Hayes

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    Hayes may very well be the poster child for decommitment and wavering in the recruiting process. 

    Originally a Notre Dame commit, Hayes switched to Michigan only to waver throughout the coaching change following the firing of Rich Rodriguez. 

    Hayes, one of the top running back recruits in the country, maintains that he is still committed to Michigan. Knowing his knack for wavering, Hayes won't be solid until he signs.

Christian Westerman

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    Westerman has made a verbal commitment to Texas for quite some time, but recently reopened his recruitment amidst the Longhorns' coaching changes. 

    Upon reopening his recruitment, Westerman was considering USC, Auburn and, of course, Texas. After canceling an official visit to USC this past weekend, it's down to Auburn and the Longhorns. 

    Auburn has put the full push on and even sent its offensive line coach for an in-home visit. Still, it seems as if the Longhorns can find a solution to their offensive line coaching vacancy, they'd get a commitment from the top-ranked offensive tackle.

Dee Hart

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    The former Michigan commit-turned Alabama solid, was reportedly scheduled to visit USC this past weekend. 

    While the visit didn't end up happening, the rumors surrounding Hart should be taken seriously. 

    Hart, of course, is one of the nation's top running backs and was a solid verbal to Michigan prior to the Rich Rodriguez firing. Alabama swooped him up quickly and the Tide would be wise to do everything in their power to prevent Hart from switching once again.

De'Anthony Thomas

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    The Los Angeles native and top-ranked athlete, has a verbal commitment to USC, but some folks are wondering if he's actually going to sign. 

    Rumors swirled over the summer after Thomas offered his verbal to the Trojans whether it was a solid one. While a host of other schools would love to see Thomas reopen his recruitment, it hasn't happened yet and is unlikely to happen leading up to National Signing Day.