It was easy enough to see this one coming: Dalvin Cook had been making noises for months, talking about looking around, re-opening his recruiting, taking other visits - all the things that add up to a 'non-committed' player in Dabo Swinney's view.
So the south Florida speedster surprised no one when, following his second visit to Gainesville in two weeks, he flipped his commitment from Clemson to Florida over the weekend.
In recruiting, sometimes being first is a good thing. Other times, being first may be too early.
Clemson offered Cook after his sophomore season at Miami Central, when he played as a backup to classmate Joseph Yearby. Last fall, Cook emerged on equal footing with his teammate, led his team in rushing, and currently is ranked as high as the No. 2 running back in the nation.
Interestingly, Cook and Yearby are now both on their second commitments. Yearby flipped from Florida State to Miami earlier this spring, and has since then been recruiting Cook to the Hurricanes, just as he had previously to the Seminoles.
For now, Cook has his heart set on the Gators. But there's still nearly a year to go before signing day. Don't count Miami out yet.
In the meantime, look for Clemson to move on.
A strong sign that the Tigers' coaches lacked confidence in Cook's commitment can be seen in the fact that Clemson in recent weeks has continued, and in some cases ramped up, it's recruiting of 2014 running backs.
The Tigers figure to sign at least two running backs this cycle, and have one committed in Daniel High's Jae'lon Oglesby, who is underrated nationally, but has shown himself to be a prolific and durable workhorse back for one of S.C.'s top high school programs.
Over the past two recruiting cycles, Clemson has signed three backs - Zac Brooks in 2011, and Tyshon Dye and Wayne Gallman in 2012.
The Tigers continue to aim high in their pursuit of another back for the 2014 class.
Following is a brief look at prospects with offers from the Clemson coaching staff:
Racean Thomas, 5-11, 195, Oxford, Ala. - Thomas, who is ranked as the nation's No. 3 running back by Scout, also has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Oregon and Southern Cal.
Donte Williams, 5-11, 205, Hillside High, Durham, N.C. - The former teammate of 2013 Clemson defensive back signee Korrin Wiggins, Williams is a four-star prospect rated as one of North Carolina's top players.
Stanley Williams, 5-9, 185, Monroe, Ga. - An early commitment to Georgia, Williams reopened his recruiting during the fall and has already made several visits to Clemson. He also has offers from LSU, Auburn, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Tech.
C.J. Fuller, 5-11, 200, Easley, S.C. - The local product has had a Clemson offer since well before Cook began to waver. He was a 2,000-yard rusher as a junior, who is also considered to be one of the top in-state prospects as a cornerback. He also has offers from UNC and N.C. State.
Joe Mixon, 6-2, 207, Oakley, Calif. - Ranked as the nation's No. 5 running back by Scout, Mixon has offers from coast-to-coast, including Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Florida State, Florida, Oklahoma, Auburn, Ohio State and Southern California.
Jonathan Vickers, 6-0, 205, Tallahassee, Fla. - A former teammate of Clemson safety Travis Blanks at North Florida Christian, Vickers also has offers from Alabama, Florida State, Ole Miss and Louisville, among others.
Elijah Hood, 6-1, 215, Charlotte, N.C. - Ranked as the nation's No. 10 running back by Scout, the Charlotte Catholic star has Clemson in his lead group, along with Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan and North Carolina.
Derrell Scott, 5-11, 185, Havelock, N.C. - No. 12 on Scout's running backs list, Scott has offers from FSU, Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame, UNC, South Carolina and Ohio State, among others.
Miles Autry, 5-11, 170, Norcross, Ga. - The speedy running back has attracted national attention, with offers from Penn State, UCLA, Tennessee, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State and Nebraska.
Caleb Kinlaw, 5-10, 180, Goose Creek, S.C. - A productive and versatile player for coach Chuck Reedy at Goose Creek, Kinlaw is also considering South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Georgia Tech, among others.