Committing early brings more stress

Tide recruits Williams, Yeldon see negative side of pledging months before signing day

Updated: January 23, 2012, 11:39 AM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation
A lot can happen in the span of a few months. Seasons can change and so can people.

Under the backdrop of a sweltering summer day last June, the No. 1 running back in Alabama set half the state ablaze and gave his verbal commitment to Auburn. T.J. Yeldon, the most sought-after ball carrier in the Black Belt, was set to roam the Plains.

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