January 23, 2011

Visit weekends produce news for new staffs

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The battle between Clemson and Florida State for five-star linebacker Tony Steward appears to be heading to a photo finish as National Signing Day nears. He took an official visit to Florida State this weekend.

Five-star linebacker C.J. Johnson made his announcement plans following his visit to Ole Miss.

Rivals100 OT Antonio Richardson had good reviews of his surprise visit and West Virginia picked up two four-star commitments over the weekend.

Read on for the scoop on the big weekends across the country.

National visit weekend preview

Official Visit Weekend: The results
ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS: HawgSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Alpharetta (Ga.) Chattahoochee wide receiver Kane Whitehurst committed to Arkansas on Sunday following a weekend visit to Fayetteville.
Whitehurst to Arkansas
FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES: Warchant.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The battle between Clemson and Florida State for five-star LB Tony Steward appears to be heading to a photo finish as National Signing Day nears. This weekend, he took an official visit to Florida State, his last visit before making his decision.
Steward gives FSU visit a '10'
Williams shuts it down after visit to FSU
Feeling at home leads O'Leary to Tallahassee
When word got around that Rivals100 OT Antonio Richardson was going to visit Georgia, most folks just assumed it was a courtesy call. It appears that the Bulldogs impressed the top recruit in Tennessee.
Richardson surprised by visit to UGA
Jenkins felt the love at UGA
ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI: Orange&BlueNews.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Chicago (Ill.) Simeon four-star senior offensive guard prospect Chris Bryant has been able to get out and see several schools this winter, and Bryant just arrived home from his fourth and final official visit.
Bryant talks Illinois visit
MIAMI HURRICANES: CaneSport.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Miami Booker T Washington High School DT Elkino Watson arrived at Miami with the Canes trailing Florida, USF and Louisville in his recruiting picture. Now that he's back from the visit, Watson says things are more up in the air than ever.
Miami visit changed Watson's perspective
QB hears something new on Cane visit
OL leaves UM without decision
With offer, good chance LB visitor is a Cane
Chickillo: I'm 200-percent committed
MICHIGAN WOLVERINES: TheWolverine.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Michigan usually has one commitment in each class who reaches out to fellow recruits more than others and spreads the word about the University. Grand Blanc (Mich.) running back Justice Hayes has been that recruit in the 2011 class, and he went to work this weekend during his official visit to Ann Arbor.
Justice Hayes puts on recruiter's hat
Decision this week for Stefan McClure
Wile commits to Big Ten school
Frank Clark clicks with new staff
N.C. STATE WOLFPACK: TheWolfpacker.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Defensive tackle Chris Jones from Raines High in Jacksonville, Fla., became the latest member to join the NC State recruiting class. The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder officially visited Raleigh this weekend and came away impressed, committing to NC State on Sunday morning.
NC State lands defensive lineman
Flowers picks NC State
OLE MISS REBELS: RebelGrove.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Philadelphia, Miss., five-star linebacker C.J. Johnson says he has a good idea which college he will sign with in less than two weeks. Johnson gave his post-visit thoughts to RebelGrove.com.
Johnson announces Signing Day plans
JUCO DT picks Ole Miss
Whitehead plans to decide 'soon'
PITTSBURGH PANTHERS: PantherLair.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Clairton (Pa.) athlete Desimon Green didn't need all the regular features of an official visit when he spent the weekend at Pitt. But he got what he wanted from the visit, and now he has cut his list to two final schools.
Green down to two after visit to Pitt
Olack still unsure after visit
Weekend visitor plans to commit
Garrett down to two after Pitt visit
Graham gets his first commitment
TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS : VolQuest.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Covington, La., defensive tackle Mickey Johnson left Tennessee impressed with both the brains and brawn of the University of Tennessee. But where did the visit set up UT with the state champion weight lifter?
Vols move up with Johnson
What's the pulse of Fulse after UT visit?
VIRGINIA CAVALIERS: CavsCorner.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Virginia fans knew this weekend would be huge for the future of the football program and a commitment wouldn't have been a surprise. One of the prospects did commit, but it's someone that not many people, other than the Virginia coaches, would have expected.
Thomas to UVa
VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES: HokieHaven.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Five-star linebacker Stephone Anthony out of Wadesboro (N.C.) Anson took his third official visit this past weekend to Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder broke down the trip.
Anthony discusses Virginia Tech official
VANDERBILT COMMODORES: VandySports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Vanderbilt's official visit weekend produced the first two public commitments for new head coach James Franklin.
Vanderbilt lands two targets
Scheu talks about Vanderbilt commitment
WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS: WVSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
West Virginia fans were in need of some big news on the recruiting front, and they got their wish on Sunday. Two four-star prospects committed to WVU and the Mountaineers currently have 23 commits for the 2011 class.
Two four-star prospects pledge to WVU




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