Nationwide recruiting director Adam Gorney together with analysts Chad Simmons and Adam Friedman and Warchant.com’s Michael Langston deal with three subjects in recruiting and decide whether or not they consider the statements or not.
Gorney’s take: FICTION. Mykel Williams instructed me that he wished to push again his dedication date as a result of he was not utterly sure of his alternative and that he didn’t wish to make a pledge till he was. This looks as if a case of chilly toes and never wanting to drag the set off simply but on closing out his dedication however the feeling is that Georgia leads in an enormous manner and it won’t take Williams lengthy to appreciate it. Different packages might make a severe run on the five-star however I nonetheless assume the Bulldogs are the overwhelming favourite.
Simmons’ take: FACT. Since Williams set his dedication date, Georgia has been trending. Earlier than that date, packages like Clemson, LSU and USC had been very a lot within the dialogue, so this provides these, and others extra time to recruit Williams. Georgia nonetheless is probably going considered as the favourite by most, if not all, however it seems to be like this choice could possibly be delay for months, so so much can change in that point.
Gorney’s take: FICTION. Alabama won’t be the workforce to beat however the Crimson Tide are undoubtedly changing into extra of a front-runner. I don’t actually purchase that Zach Rice finally ends up at Virginia however North Carolina is an actual risk together with Ohio State, Notre Dame and others. However watch Alabama right here as a result of when that teaching workers places on the stress and actually goes after somebody, it normally will get him. That could possibly be taking place now with Rice.
Friedman’s take: FICTION. Rice has been leaning towards Virginia and North Carolina for a couple of months now however Alabama has stepped on the fuel. Nick Saban normally will get what he desires on the recruiting path however it’s nonetheless a bit early of their push for Rice to name the Crimson Tide this system to beat. Every part in Rice’s recruitment might change as soon as he begins taking visits. Ohio State and Notre Dame are main contenders as nicely.
Gorney’s take: FICTION. Florida State could possibly be an intriguing possibility if the Seminoles present important enchancment on offense however Kevin Coleman has additionally stated he desires to play with an elite quarterback and that’s why I feel Alabama remains to be the chief and possibly Texas is this system to observe extra carefully than any others. Oregon, Georgia and others may be excessive on the record. The Seminoles have an opportunity if the offense seems to be much better as a result of this system’s historical past and custom stands out to Coleman however there are groups greater on the record proper now.
Langston’s take: FACT. There’s very actual mutual curiosity from each side on this recruitment. That is additionally a child that’s massive on previous ‘Nole receivers significantly Peter Warrick. He is additionally associates with some FSU commits. However a very powerful factor is he actually likes the way in which the receivers are used within the Mike Norvell offense and has a fantastic bond with the FSU workers, significantly Ron Dugans who has put in a variety of work on this recruiting battle. Whereas Alabama is the fashionable and apparent workforce folks speak about together with Texas, Oregon and USC, I might have FSU fairly excessive on his record. The ‘Noles are a stable issue on this race. It doesn’t suggest they’re the favourite for certain however they’re very a lot a stable competitor.