Suddenly, DeAndre Hopkins' unmade - or at least unannounced - decision looms larger than ever for Clemson's Tigers.
The Tiger coaching staff got a double dose of bad news on Monday: constantly-wavering Demarcus Robinson is headed to Florida, while long-time commitment Ryan Jenkins announced via Twitter that he has dropped the Tigers and will sign with Tennessee.
The loss of two pieces of Clemson's 2013 recruiting puzzle leaves Mike Williams of Lake Marion, S.C. as the Tigers' only wide receiver commitment.
Clemson is expected to push even harder now to sign Charlotte, N.C.'s Marquez North - one of the nation's elite prospects - and is making a move for James Clark, a three and four-star rated wide-out from New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
North is considered a lean to Tennessee over Clemson and North Carolina, while Clark is also considering Florida, Nebraska and Northwestern. Both are expected to take official visits to Clemson this month.
North is a consensus four-star prospect who is ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation by Rivals and No. 5 by 247Sports. Clark is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals and a four-star player by Scout. He also has offers from Auburn, Florida, Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Tennessee, among others.
Robinson's decision came after a long and rocky recruiting ride. He was twice committed to Clemson and once to Florida before choosing the Gators. He was originally scheduled to make his announcement on Saturday at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but delayed because of indecision. He met with members of the coaching staffs of both Clemson and Florida on Sunday.
Jenkins' decision came as a surprise. The younger brother of Clemson rising junior cornerback Martin Jenkins, Ryan Jenkins appeared to be solid to Clemson until new coach Butch Jones arrived in Knoxville. Jenkins also has ties to Tennessee, in that his father played there.
If Hopkins returns for his senior season, the Tigers will have five of their top six wide-outs back for 2013, plus redshirt freshman Germone Hopper.
Hopper was the Tigers' only wide receiver signee last year, leaving the option of signing at least three at the position in February.