January 28, 2011

Visit weekend preview: Last chance to impress

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It is the last visit weekend before National Signing Day and Florida is set to play host to four defensive linemen, including Rivals250 stars Jermauria Rasco and Curt Maggitt.

It is also a big weekend for the new staffs at Miami, Pitt and Vanderbilt.

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

Official Visit Weekend Previews: Jan. 28, 2011
ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS: HawgSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Charlotte (N.C.) Ardrey Bell athlete Justus Pickett set up an official visit to Arkansas on Tuesday for this weekend. Pickett has narrowed his decision down to Arkansas, an ACC school and a Big East school.
Picket ready for visit
Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio is set for a trip to Auburn this weekend before he makes his decision next week. The Tigers hope to make a lasting impression on the No. 4 player in the country.
Cyrus speaks about future
COLORADO BUFFALOES: BuffStampede.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Kyle Washington has now taken official visits to Hawaii, Utah State and New Mexico State. The 6-foot-1, 197-pound athlete from Florence (Ariz.) High plans to take a final trip to Colorado this coming weekend.
Washington ready to check out Colorado
On the final official visit weekend before National Signing Day, Florida is expecting to play host to four defensive linemen this weekend, including Rivals250 stars Jermauria Rasco and Curt Maggitt.
Visitor Preview: Gators get defensive
The biggest name left on the Iowa board by far is Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, the nation's No. 4 overall player. Kouandjio visited Iowa this past weekend. Four-star running back Remound Wright, a Stanford commitment, is another big name left on the board and is scheduled to visit this weekend. Can the Hawkeyes turn Wright?
KENTUCKY WILDCATS: CatsPause.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Hopkinsville (Ky.) Christian County star Bubba Tandy will visit Kentucky this weekend, making him another option as the Wildcats look for a replacement for all-purpose star Randall Cobb.
Christian County's Tandy set to visit UK
MIAMI HURRICANES: CaneSport.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
There will be perhaps no more important visitor on Miami's campus this weekend than West Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer High School QB Jacoby Brissett. Basketball could also factor into Brissett's decision
Brissett visit on, Canes have ground to make up
Surprise visitor for Canes
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS: GopherIllustrated.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
One state the new Gopher coaching staff has hit hard since taking over is Louisiana. This weekend two Louisiana prospects will be visiting Minnesota, including three-star wide receiver Chris Briggs.
Briggs set to visit Minnesota
NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS: CarolinaBlue.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Richmond (Va.) Hermitage five-star linebacker Curtis Grant has hosted coaches from all four of his final schools this week as he prepares for his final official visit to North Carolina this weekend.
Grant has busy week
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES: BuckeyeGrove.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The saga for Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville quarterback Cardale Jones is starting to reach an end and a lot of questions will be answered after this weekend.
Cardale Jones down to two

OLE MISS REBELS: RebelGrove.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Josh Pinkston admits it's been difficult to not obsess over what the next few days may or may not bring. The three-star wide receiver from Forest, Miss., will visit Ole Miss this weekend, and he's not at all sure about what to expect.
Pinkston hoping weekend brings good news
PITTSBURGH PANTHERS: PantherLair.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Sometimes circumstances in the recruiting process conspire to the benefit of a school, and it looks like that will be the case for Pitt in the recruitment of Trotwood-Madison linebacker Nicholas Grigsby. A four-star prospect ranked among the top 20 inside linebackers in the nation, Grigsby will visit Pitt this weekend.
Four-star linebacker could join Pitt after visit
TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS: VolQuest.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Boyle County, Ky., linebacker Lamar Dawson's Tennessee-filled week started Monday night when Tennessee coaches Derek Dooley, Justin Wilcox and Lance Thompson all were in the 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker's home to visit with him. His week will end with Tennessee as well as he will travel south to take his official visit to Knoxville. Four-star DT Timmy Jernigan will also be in town.
Dawson filling in blanks on UT
Last week, four-star defensive tackle Delvon Simmons was trying to decide where to go with his last official visit. He made the decision earlier this week to visit USC.
Simmons to see USC

VANDERBILT COMMODORES: VandySports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Vero Beach (Fla.) safety Larry Franklin is a Sunshine State prospect being recruited by schools all around the nation. He'll be one of several prospects at Vanderbilt this weekend and plans to make a final decision on National Signing Day.
Franklin's recruitment winding down
Top 10 Vandy targets

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