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SEC Highlight: Greatest decommitments of the 2023 cycle


Greater than 20 prospects have already decommitted from SEC faculties this recruiting cycle and traditionally there might be many others earlier than signing day. In the present day, we begin a weeklong sequence trying on the most impactful ones to date:

Bravion Rogers’ decommitment from Texas A&M

After ending with the No. 1 class in 2022, the Aggies have had a spate of vital decommtiments to date this cycle with none greater than Rogers, who’s at the moment ranked because the sixth-best cornerback within the class however might end larger. The La Grange, Texas standout is extremely athletic and clean, he makes performs on the ball on a regular basis and he performs with an aggressive, assured nature that would slot in the Aggies’ protection. LSU appears to be like like the primary contender now to land Rogers however Texas A&M, Texas and different regional applications aren’t out of it.

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Eli Holstein’s decommitment from
Texas A&M

Holstein’s decommitment and subsequent pledge to Alabama is vital particularly as a result of Texas A&M continues to seek for a quarterback on this recruiting class. If the Aggies flip five-star Malachi Nelson from USC then shedding Holstein might be a distant reminiscence however that has not occurred but. The four-star Holstein has put up large numbers in video games and has lots of expertise however this summer season he was not one of many high performers on the Elite 11.

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Omarion Miller’s decommitment from

LSU

LSU has the fifth-best class within the nation and an impressive receiver group with four-stars Shelton Sampson, Jalen Brown and Khai Prean main the way in which together with Kyle Parker so the Tigers must be A-OK in that division. However preserving Miller dwelling would have been big as nicely and it is perhaps a tad worrisome that Nebraska assistant coach Mickey Joseph has vital pull within the state of Louisiana however LSU can’t win all of them. The four-star receiver from Vivian (La.) North Caddo ought to make a big effect with the Huskers however LSU goes to be loaded at receiver as nicely.

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RyQueze McElderry’s flip from Georgia to Alabama

McElderry dedicated to Georgia in November and it turned a much bigger deal this offseason as a result of the Anniston, Ala., four-star inside offensive lineman dominated at large nationwide occasions. He’s all of 6-foot-4 and 325 kilos, strikes nicely and has as a lot energy as virtually anyone on this class. However there have been at all times those that felt as soon as Alabama actually began to place the recruiting stress on that McElderry would flip. He finally did on July 4 because the Crimson Tide battled their SEC foe for among the finest linemen within the nation.

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Raymond Cottrell’s flip from

Florida to Georgia

A lifelong Florida fan who was thrilled when he landed his Florida provide, the four-star receiver from The Panhandle flipped to Georgia in November and has caught with the Bulldogs. Possibly lots of that needed to do with the Gators having no traction below former coach Dan Mullen final season however the Bulldogs are at all times recruiting and received the four-star receiver who had practically 1,000 yards receiving in his junior season to flip. It’s a giant one as a result of Cottrell can play and will have had a significant influence in Gainesville.

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Kayin Lee’s decommitment from

Georgia

Each Georgia and particularly Ohio State have elite-level defensive again courses. Lee’s resolution to not play for the Bulldogs and to decide to the Buckeyes isn’t going to be a backbreaker for coach Kirby Sensible and his membership nevertheless it positively advantages Ohio State in a giant method. The four-star from Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove picked Ohio State over Nebraska and others this summer season and coach Ryan Day’s membership may need one of the best secondary class within the nation. It’s positively one thing to observe, too, because the Buckeyes have gotten into the Southeast for high-end gamers earlier than and Lee is simply one other instance.

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Treyaun Webb’s decommitment from

Georgia and Oklahoma

After committing to Florida in early July, even Webb admitted his recruitment was a loopy one. An early pledge to Georgia didn’t final. Then the four-star jumped on board with Oklahoma however when coach Lincoln Riley left for USC, the Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian four-star all-purpose again reopened his recruitment with others. Webb has household ties to Florida, the teaching employees made him a high precedence and when QB Marcus Stokes flipped from Penn State to Florida, the Gators had been in prime place to land Webb as nicely.

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Mac Markway’s decommitment from

Florida

A couple of month after Florida employed coach Billy Napier, Markway backed off his pledge to the Gators and some months later stayed within the SEC with a pledge to LSU. The St. Louis (Mo.) De Smet standout would have been a pleasant addition in Gainesville as a result of he’s a big-bodied tight finish who can catch and block however the Gators must be advantageous with pass-catchers. This summer season, Florida loaded up with pace, measurement and in-state standouts by touchdown pledges from Tyree Patterson, Eugene Wilson, Aidan Mizell and Andy Jean, a former Miami commit.

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Elliot Washington’s flip from

Alabama to Penn State

Alabama will definitely survive with out Washington in its recruiting class as whereas he’s a gifted and versatile defensive again, having commitments from Caleb Downs, Jahlil Hurley and Tony Mitchell is admittedly spectacular and kinds among the finest trios this recruiting cycle. The place this will get much more fascinating is that if Washington’s resolution to flip to Penn State impacts Venice, Fla., teammate Damon Wilson, a excessive four-star defensive finish. Alabama has been a front-runner for Wilson however does that decelerate if Washington received’t be a part of him in Tuscaloosa? Most likely not.

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Jatavius Shivers’ decommitment from Vanderbilt

Throughout the board, Vanderbilt wants assist to maintain tempo with SEC opponents and shedding somebody as gifted as Shivers does damage particularly since he flipped to a different convention foe in South Carolina. The Commodores have handled a handful of de-commitments to date in Shivers, QB Reese Mooney (Liberty), TE Julien Randolph (North Carolina) and DB Kevis Thomas. Credit score resulting from Vanderbilt’s employees for figuring out gifted, under-loved recruits early like Shivers however now the Commodores have to carry onto these gamers when higher-profile applications come calling.

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