Everyone loves national signing day. Every one except the football fan who will recoil in horror as he witnesses his team's highly-coveted commit flip to another school—or even worse, his team's rival.
Like all signing days, February 6 will have the usual drama of announcements including live animals and playing the shell game with hats. But who has the likelihood of flipping to another school?
Offensive tackle Nico Falah is a soft verbal but don't be shocked if he flips to Washington. The Huskies are on a roll.
One of the top defensive backs in the country, 5-star Jalen Ramsey, is also a soft verbal but he's expecting visits from Florida head coach Will Muschamp, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and USC head coach Lane Kiffin, according to one report. Ramsey hails from SEC country's Brentwood, Tn. so a flip should be expected.
Finally, although 5-star defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes decommitted from USC in December, if he signed with UCLA—which is a very good possibility—that would be considered a flip in Trojan fans' eyes. And yes, if you're asking me, it's he's 50-50 for UCLA.
Cameron Judge, a 4-star linebacker, is a soft verbal to UCLA but he visited Arizona State a few weeks ago. According to Scout, Judge indicated his decision was down to two schools prior to his visit to Temple.
Joshua Dobbs is a 4-star quarterback from Georgia and it's hard to fathom that he wants to leave SEC country. Mississippi State, Tennessee and Clemson (ACC) are reportedly recruiting him hard so I wouldn't be shocked if he flips on signing day.
The Wildcats don't appear to have any prospects getting cold feet or heavily weighing other options.
Marcellus Pippins is a soft verbal to Utah but the 3-star cornerback recently took an official to Washington State. According to Scout, "he said his trip to Pullman now makes his final decision even more difficult."
New head coach Mike MacIntyre appears to being doing a great job at keeping this class together.
Cameron Hunt, a 4-star offensive guard and soft verbal to Cal, took an official visit to Eugene, Or. on January 18 and reportedly raved about it. Granted, prospects almost always "rave" about an official visit but this looks like a flip to me.
Everything looks like status quo for the Cardinal in this very small class but I do expect Stanford to get another school's commit to flip at the last minute.
Like USC, Oregon could have a bad day in terms of flips. Linebacker Tyrell Robinson and receiver Tyree Robinson look very shaky as Oregon Ducks. If one goes, the other will probably go since they are twins and very close. USC and Washington are the two schools in the Robinson sweepstakes, according to their profile pages.
Dontre Wilson is also a question mark. The 4-star running back from Texas recently took a visit to Ohio State and according to his father, Wilson is "50-50" on Ohio State. For what it's worth, Ohio State is done with its postseason ban while Oregon's sanctions from the NCAA, if any, haven't been announced.
Also, don't count Texas out of the mix—the Longhorns may get the last shot at a personal visit with Wilson.
This class looks strong with no wavering prospects.
Defensive end Daeshon Hall is a soft verbal to Washington but the Lancaster, Tx. athlete also has offers from TCU and Texas A&M. Assistant coach Tosh Lupoi is a heck of a recruiter but he's going to be hard-pressed in keeping Hall away from the scorching hot Aggies.
Everything looks hunky-dory in the Palouse.
Washington, USC and Oregon look like the three teams with the highest potential for a flip(s). Signing day will be especially gut-wrenching for USC and Oregon because I do expect some gymnastic stunts to be pulled.
As well as live animals, of course.