January 16, 2011

Visit weekends bring commits

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Clemson got some good news on its big visit weekend in the form of a commitment from Rivals100 defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan. The Tigers also made a good impression on top target Tony Steward.

Georgia Tech tried to change the mind of a high profile Notre Dame commit and USC managed to steal a player from Stanford.

Read on for the inside scoop on those storylines and more from the big weekends across the country.

National visit weekend preview

Official Visit Weekend: The results
ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE: BamaOnLine.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
One of the Crimson Tide's top remaining prospects for the class of 2011 is Valdosta, Ga., cornerback Malcolm Mitchell, and the four-star athlete just completed an official visit to one of his two remaining finalists with a decision coming up this week.
Michell ready to decide
ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS: HawgSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Irving, Texas, defensive end Horace Arkadie committed to Arkansas on Sunday morning during his official visit. The 6-foot-4, 247pound Arkadie chose Arkansas over Virginia and Purdue and others.
Arkadie to Arkansas
Clemson got some good news on its big visit weekend in the form of a commitment from Rivals100 defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan. The Tigers also made a good impression on top target Tony Steward who plans to announce his choice on Signing Day.
Pagan commits to Clemson
Steward talks Clemson visit
Anthony loved Clemson official
Dukes talks Clemson, leaders
COLORADO BUFFALOES: BuffStampede.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Four-star linebacker Leilon Willingham verbally committed to Texas A&M in late December. But during an in-home visit with Colorado assistants Brian Cabral and Kanavis McGhee on Jan. 7, the Buffaloes convinced the talented linebacker to schedule a trip up to Boulder. Willingham was one of nine recruits on campus at CU this weekend.
Willingham enjoys trip to Boulder
GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS: JacketsOnline.com.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Georgia Tech's recruitment of four-star defensive end Stephon Tuitt has been the biggest storyline for the 2011 recruiting class. Once considered a Tech lock, Tuitt committed to Notre Dame during his official visit in November, but the Jackets have the last crack and are making a strong push for the talented end. Will he flip?
Will Tuitt switch?
Jackets land special athlete
Sleeper athlete commits to Tech
Jackets land three-star OL
LOUISVILLE CARDINALS: Orange&BlueNews.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Cullman, Ala., OL Spencer Region took his official visit for Louisville over the weekend and the three-star player said he felt like a part of the team by the time he left.
Louisville may get a return trip from Region
Three-star RB impressed by Louisville
MIAMI HURRICANES: CaneSport.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Four-star DE Ray Drew wasn't considering Miami as a likely destination entering this week. But after UM came calling on Wednesday with an offer for an official visit, he packed his bags and made his way to Coral Gables.
Drew talks Miami trip
JUCO DE Jenkins talks Miami trip
Miami moves to top of Crawford's list
Canes land commitment
Surprise visitor rates Miami trip
Canes give FSU commit something to think about
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS: SpartanMag.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The Michigan State coaching staff has put in a lot of time and effort recruiting players from Cleveland Glenville High School in recent years. That persistence could pay off in the near future as linebacker Frank Clark was in East Lansing and had a lot of positive things to say.
Glenville LB close to being a Spartan?
Fisher no longer committed to Michigan
OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS: OState.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Likely the last linebacker prospect that the Oklahoma State coaching staff will take in the 2011 class, Cibolo (Texas) Steel High School product Ryan Simmons confirmed Sunday afternoon that he did in fact make a commitment to Oklahoma State during his official visit to Stillwater over the weekend.
Simmons picks OSU
TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS : VolQuest.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Daytona Beach, Fla., running back Marlin Lane visited Miami last weekend and was in Knoxville for an official this weekend. Lane leaves with his options down to two schools.
Lane leaves UT with options narrowed
Gabe Wright talks Vols and visit
UT meets Orta's high expectations
Texas Tech Red Raiders: RedRaiderSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Texas Tech's big recruiting weekend is already paying dividends in the form of a commitment from an in-state wide receiver.
Grant commits to Tech
Running back Amir Carlisle has made the switch. The longtime Stanford commit has changed his pledge to USC after he and his family visited with the Trojans this weekend and saw everything they needed to be sure it was the perfect fit.
Carlisle commits to USC
Townsend talks with recruits

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