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Rivals Camp Series Charlotte: Commitment checkup

CLASS OF 2020 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | State | Position | Team

Demonte Capehart
Demonte Capehart (AP Images)

FORT MILL, S.C. -- Things can change pretty quickly in the world of recruiting, with prospects often changing their minds about their future destinations on a weekly - or sometimes even daily - basis. That has led to an increased number of de-commitments on a yearly basis, including more than 300 during the 2019 recruiting cycle.

With that in mind, we surveyed the committed prospects at the recent Charlotte stop of the Rivals Camp Series presented by adidas and asked them to put a percentage on the solidarity of their verbal pledge. After hearing their rationale, we weigh in on how likely each is to sign with the school to which they are currently committed.

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Commitment percentage level: 100 percent

Schools trying to flip him: None

Why he’s sticking with the Tigers: “It’s done. It’s been good because they have treated me well from the start and I like that about them. They have shown me love from the beginning and I’m going to keep showing love back.”

Rivals take: Capehart has kept a low profile before, during and after his commitment to the Tigers. This one is as close to locked up as it gets for a committed prospect at this stage in the cycle.


Commitment percentage level: 110 percent

Schools trying to flip him: Florida, Ohio State, Florida State

Why he’s sticking with the Wolfpack: “A lot of schools realized that I'm completely committed to NC State and they understand that, but Florida, Ohio State and Florida State are still reaching out. NC State is home and it's going to be home until something crazy happens.”

Rivals take: Rooks is going to hear from other schools until he signs his National Letter of Intent. He’s just too good for other schools to stop asking him if isn’t at least interested in looking at them. At this point, Rooks flipping to another school seems extremely unlikely.


Commitment percentage level: 100 percent

Schools trying to flip him: Florida

Why he’s sticking with the Tar Heels: “I'm talking a lot with Florida, but I'm from North Carolina and I'm staying at UNC. It's the family vibe, the relationship I've built with Dre Bly from middle school and high school. I've built something bigger than just football.”

Rivals take: Good luck to any schools that are hoping to flip Roseman-Sinclair. The relationship Roseman-Sinclair has built with Bly, the Tar Heels' defensive backs coach, goes back years to when he was playing youth football. Don’t rule out a visit or two to other schools, but a flip is very unlikely.


Commitment percentage level: 100 percent

Schools trying to flip him: East Carolina

Why he’s sticking with the Wolfpack: “I am committed 110-percent. I am strong to NC State because it is the school I have wanted to go to since seventh grade.”

Rivals take: Smith is still largely an unknown for most college programs and coaches from across the country are going to check him out during the Spring Evaluation Period. NC State has done a great job of identifying talented players early in the recruiting process, but it's had a few hiccups in the past with players that pick up other major offers and end up de-committing. Smith will be one to keep an eye on as the recruiting process rolls on.


Commitment percentage level: 100 percent

Schools trying to flip him: West Virginia, LSU, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Syracuse

Why he’s sticking with the Gamecocks: “The only way I would think about de-committing would be a coaching change. If Will Muschamp and the staff stay there, I am signing with South Carolina.”

Rivals take: Stewart made it pretty clear that he’s all in with the Gamecocks, and right now it’s tough to see him ending up anywhere else. And while it’s unlikely that Muschamp is going anywhere anytime soon, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Stewart at least give a look to other programs if they continue to pursue him hotly in the coming months.


Commitment percentage level: 100 percent

Schools trying to flip him: Liberty, Duke

Why he’s sticking with the Demon Deacons: “It’s a commitment and I’m a man of my word. It’s a great school.”

Rivals take: Witter said he’s a man of his word, and while other schools are still in contact with him he hasn’t shown any signs of interest in flirting with other suitors at this point.