The problem with accepting commitments from players more than 18 months before their National Signing Day is that those players sometimes change their minds. Travonte Valentine is one of them: The Palm Bay Bayside High defensive tackle, one of the best prospects at his position for the 2014 class, has decommitted from Florida.
His recruitment appears likely to be a roller-coaster ride, and his substantial talents as a defensive lineman may be eclipsed by his inability to do work in the classroom.
Valentine's decommitment leaves Florida at a scant three commitments for the 2014 recruiting class almost an entire year before 2014's National Signing Day. Good thing that all three — quarterback Will Grier, wide receiver Ryeshene Bronson, and cornerback Duke Dawson — are very good players.