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Already 11 SEC decommitments in December

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We’re only on our 19th day of December, and already 11 SEC commitments have dropped their original school this month. It’s that time of year, folks, when the cold feet prevail, kids start thinking about homesickness … colleges change their minds.

And ultimately, kids drop and switch schools. It happens more and more every year.

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Saturday Down South has the SEC decommitment count at 46 as of Dec. 19, and that number will continue to rise through national signing day.

This week alone, blue chip DB Laurence ‘Hootie’ Jones backed off of his short commitment to Alabama while four-star DB C.J. Hampton dropped Ole Miss (and may end up picking Bama this week). JUCO star DaVonte Lambert switched from Tennessee to Auburn and Norman Price switched from Mississippi State to Southern MIss. The opening of the junior college signing period helped stoke things a bit.

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Here’s a look at the 46 SEC decommitments so far, broken down in alphabetical order:

PLAYER POS OLD SCHOOL DECOM. DATE WHERE NOW?
Andy Bauer OL Ole Miss Nov-13 Mizzou
Kalvaraz Bessent DB Alabama Dec-13 Auburn
Dominique Booth WR Tennessee Dec-13 UNCOMMITTED
Ryeshene Bronson WR Florida May-13 NON-SEC: USF
Eli Brown (2015) RB/LB Vanderbilt Oct-13 UNCOMMITTED
Kweishi Brown (JUCO) DB Arkansas Nov-13 UNCOMMITTED
Josh Casher OL Auburn Jul-13 Alabama
Jared Cornelius WR Arkansas Dec-13 TCU then back to Arkansas
Kain Daub LB LSU Nov-12 NON-SEC: Florida State
Jermaine Eluemunor (JUCO) OL Arkansas Oct-13 Texas A&M
Nick Glass DB Georgia Aug-13 UNCOMMITTED
Wesley Green DB South Carolina Sep-13 UNCOMMITTED
C.J. Hampton DB Ole Miss Dec-13 UNCOMMITTED (picks Fri.)
Chris Hardeman DB LSU Aug-13 NON-SEC: Oklahoma State
Kameel Jackson (JUCO) WR Tennessee Nov-13 UNCOMMITTED
Laurence ‘Hootie’ Jones DB Alabama Dec-13 UNCOMMITTED
Tyler Jones OL Mississippi St. Oct-13 NON-SEC: N.C. State
Derrick Kelly OL Kentucky Dec-13 UNCOMMITTED
Arden Key (2015) DE South Carolina Sep-13 UNCOMMITTED
Demarre Kitt WR Georgia Oct-12 NON-SEC: Clemson
Quintavious Knight (JUCO) DB Ole Miss Oct-13 UNCOMMITTED
Benjamin Knox OL Florida Sep-13 UNCOMMITTED
DaVonte Lambert (JUCO) DE Tennessee Dec-13 Auburn
Eric Lauderdale (JUCO) WR Tennessee Oct-13 UNCOMMITTED
Lawrence Lee WR Tennessee Jun-13 Mizzou
Christian Miller LB Florida May-13 Alabama
Dimarya Mixon DL Mizzou Feb-13 Tennessee
Anthony Moten DL Florida Jul-13 NON-SEC: Miami
Conner O’Donnell (2016) WR Mississippi St. Jul-13 UNCOMMITTED
Sione Palelei RB LSU Dec-13 NON-SEC: Oklahoma State
Joseph Paul OL Florida Jul-13 UNCOMMITTED
Brandon Powell ATH Tennessee Aug-13 NON-SEC: Miami
Norman Price (JUCO) OL Mississippi St. Dec-13 NON-SEC: Southern Miss
Shyquawn Pullium (JUCO) DB Kentucky Dec-13 UNCOMMITTED
Stephen Roberts DB Alabama Nov-13 Auburn
Dontavius Russell DL Georgia Dec-13 UNCOMMITTED
Krenwick Sanders WR Georgia Jul-13 NON-SEC: Wisconsin
Markel Smith RB Mizzou Mar-13 NON-SEC: Iowa
Elijah Staley ATH Vanderbilt May-13 Mississippi State
Viane Talamaivao OL Alabama Nov-13 NON-SEC: Southern Cal
Travonte Valentine DT Florida Feb-13 NON-SEC: Miami
Denzel Ware DE Kentucky Apr-13 Back at Kentucky
Robert Washington (2016) RB Mississippi St. Jul-13 UNCOMMITTED
Jhonny Williams LB Mizzou Nov-13 NON-SEC: Notre Dame
D’haquille Williams (JUCO) WR LSU May-13 Auburn
Stanley Williams RB Georgia Apr-13 Kentucky




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Comments 5

  1. Honestly don’t blame Stanley Williams for decommitting from UGA with Chubbs and Sony coming in. Hope we can get Russell back, but I think the Iron Bowl may have changed his life forever. Heck, if I was there in person too I might have jumped on the wagon.

  2. Markel Smith only said wanted to wait before deciding then he tried to re-commit to Missouri but they already replaced him. It probably worked out best for both.