Two-star athlete Stacey Bedell of Mastic Beach (N.Y.) thought that he ended his recruiting process in early July with a commitment to Villanova, however, after some thinking and researching, Bedell recently decided to re-open his recruiting process and see what else is out there.
"I de-committed last week," said Bedell, who is 5-foot-10 and 180-pounds. "I didn't feel like it was a great fit for me when I went up for my visit. I thought I made my decision too fast."
While most schools are still unaware of his de-commitment, a few have already made their intentions known.
"James Madison and New Hampshire came today (Monday) and said that they're going to offer me this week, and Fordham said I still have an offer," said Bedell, who also held an offer from Army at the time of his commitment, and was seeing interest from Connecticut, Boston College, Rutgers, Syracuse and Maryland.
Now that Bedell is back on the market, he explained what he hopes to find in a program.
"A place where I feel like it's family and I feel comfortable," said Bedell. "The school has to have great academics too."
Bedell has not planned any visits at this time, and is concentrating on his senior season.
"We won our first game 41-7," said Bedell. "I had seven carries for 265 yards and five touchdowns, six tackles and an interception. I only played the first half."
With his explosive start, Bedell has obviously noticed changes to his game.
"I got faster, I got stronger so I run through more tackles and my cutting ability and vision is better," said Bedell.