Let’s start with the seven remaining uncommitted five-stars. These are the big boys.
DB Patrick Surtain – LSU – The Tigers have been the leader, or assumed leader, for so long that I’ll go with the safe pick here. However, I would not be surprised at all if he chose Alabama.
OL Nick Petit-Frere – Florida – Try to figure this one out. He could end up at Alabama, he could have fallen in love with Ohio State this past weekend or he could want the academics and recent offensive line tradition at Notre Dame. I’m going with the team he’s been linked to the most.
UPDATE: As of Tuesday afternoon sources are saying that Petit-Frere did in fact fall in love on his Ohio State visit and will end up there.
WR Justyn Ross– Alabama – Clemson was the assumed leader for the longest time but I’m going with Nick Saban and his staff. They rarely lose out on in-state five-stars that they covet.
DB Olaijah Griffin – USC – He’s flirted with others, especially in the SEC, but in the end he stays home and plays for the Trojans.
DB Noah Boykin – Florida – The Gators have been confident with the former Terps commitment for a while now and I don’t see a reason to disagree.
OL Jarrett Bell – Arizona State – Nebraska could be the choice here but something has me thinking he’s going to pick the Sun Devils.
LB Andrew Chatfield – Florida – Gators feel good here and he didn’t join his teammates at Miami this weekend, according to sources.
RB Tavion Thomas– Ohio State – The former Sooners commitment has become a big target for the Buckeyes down the stretch and could be a take even if he ends up at JUCO. If the Buckeyes decide he's not a take, look for Cincinnati here.
UPDATE: It appears Thomas is not a take for Ohio State at this time so Cincinnati looks to be the pick.
ATH Tre'Shaun Harrison – Florida State – A tough call here as distance is a factor, but if the visit went well this weekend he should re-commit to Taggart, the coach he wanted to play for at Oregon.