LinkBig 12 teams this weekend. Both were similar in that they found better fits.
Rivals100 signal caller Jevan Snead of Stephenville, Texas, backed out of his verbal commitment to Florida and pledged to Texas. Had Snead stuck with the Gators, he may very well have been a part of a logjam of young quarterbacks on the Florida roster, which could potentially have included current freshman Josh Portis, five-star junior college transfer Brent Schaeffer, Tim Tebow, the nation's top high school dual-threat quarterback prospect, along with Snead. Not to mention the Gators have current starter Chris Leak back for another year.
"I am a Texas boy, born and raised," he said.
Snead's decision to remain in the state he grew up in now gives Florida a shot at the quarterback who grew up loving them in Tebow. The 6-foot-3, 217-pounder, however, likes Alabama a great deal and recently enjoyed his visit to LSU. His official visit to Gainesville (Nov. 25 for the Florida State game) will be sandwiched between trips to Michigan (Nov. 18) and Southern California (Dec. 2).
One has to think that the Gators are in better shape than they were given Snead's switch and the fact that Tebow will take his official visit soon. The Crimson Tide staff, however, has done a great job here and could be tough to beat. Also, whenever the Trojans, Wolverines and Bayou Bengals are in the mix, you never can tell.
Will Tebow head to Gainesville and play for the team he grew up pulling for? Will he bolt for Tuscaloosa to the team that has done the best job recruiting him? Or will one of three of the top recruiting schools in the country pull him away?
In a different situation, Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood passer Alex Cate backed out of his pledge to LSU and committed to Oklahoma State during the weekend.
In an interview with Mike Scarborough of TigerBait.com, Cate's father, Scott, cited a lack of contact by the Tigers staff contributed to their decision to switch to the Cowboys.
The Cowboys were the only school that continued to pursue the three-star prospect and offensive coordinator Larry Fedora stayed in contact weekly despite Cate's pledge to the Tigers.
The 6-foot, 200-pound three-star prospect likely is a better fit at OSU than LSU, anyway. The Tigers have talented true freshman Ryan Perrilloux, along with an emerging star in Jemarcus Russell on their roster and are trying to get in the thick of things with Tebow and other quarterbacks throughout the South. The Cowboys, on the other hand, need a signal caller in this class.
Another victory for the Horns...:devil: