This and several incidents just like it is why "Oral commitments are non-binding." Now that the football season is complete and "National Signing Day" is less two weeks away some Athletes have chenged their minds on just what college they will attend. That's exactly what Dallas Lincoln defensive back Donovan Bonner and Rockwall-Heath linebacker Ryan Mosby have done.
Bonner committed to Colorado State early last summer, when he was still at Spruce (and Spruce still had a program). I always thought that was an odd choice for Bonner. You just don't see that many area kids sign with Mountain West schools, and if they do, it's usually TCU. Bonner said it was tough de-committing from Colorado State, but Missouri was a better option for him. It's the Big 12, an automatic-bid BCS conference that plays its games on ABC and ESPN. Plus, he'll get to play in Texas more often.
Having been to Fort Collins several times, Bonner would have had a great time at Colorado State. But it's hard for a Dallas kid to ignore the opportunities a Big 12 school presents.
On the other hand, Rockwall-Heath's Mosby de-committed from a Big 12 school, Iowa State, to commit to Kentucky. This was all about the coaching change at Iowa State. Mosby was very comfortable with Gene Chizik's staff, but Chizik left for Auburn. Mosby began looking around and found stability in Kentucky, where coach Rich Brooks isn't going anywhere. And if he does, top assistant Joker Phillips has already been named the head-coach-in-waiting.