January 22, 2012

Early returns from big visit weekends

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The Florida Gators picked up a commitment from a weekend visitor and made an impression on five-star receiver Stefon Diggs.

Did five-star quarterback Jameis Winston's visit to Florida State firm up his commitment to the Seminoles?

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 Previews: The Results
ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS: HawgSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral four-star receiver Davonte Neal plans to keep taking visits even after National Signing Day, but was highly impressed by his stay in Fayetteville over the weekend, as was four-star offensive tackle Jordan Diamond.
Four-star Neal talks Hogs
Hogs impress four-star Diamond
Orjioke enjoys Arkansas
The Tigers hosted a couple of high-profile prospects on campus over the weekend, but the biggest news in Clemson might be who will be visiting next weekend. Rivals100 running back Mike Davis, who is committed to South Carolina and the brother of former Clemson back James Davis, is set to make a trip to Clemson.
Davis set to visit
Four-star Auburn commit visits
Decision on deck for Reader
The Gators picked up a commitment early in the weekend from Bryan Cox Jr., a three-star defensive end and son of former NFL All-Pro linebacker Bryan Cox, and were able to make a good impression on five-star receiver Stefon Diggs.
Florida picks up in-state defender
Five-star Diggs loves Gainesville
Gators pick up 2013 back
FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES: Warchant.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Five-star quarterback Jameis Winston has been committed to the Seminoles since last summer but wondered if he'd have the same "feeling" when he made his official visit this weekend.
Winston gets 'feeling' again on visit
FSU trip makes huge impression on Northrup
New Jersey running back Tevin Shaw made his first official visit of the recruiting process this weekend. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Shaw flew out to the Midwest to learn more about the Iowa Hawkeyes, and he's glad he did.
Shaw says visit puts Iowa on top
Lile makes official visit
Wilson enjoys official visit
Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson made his first connection with LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger this weekend as he was hosted by the former Georgia and JUCO player on his visit.
High marks from Patterson
MIAMI HURRICANES: CaneSport.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) High four-star OL Avery Young says Hurricane coaches have been relentless in their pursuit of him, and his visit this weekend helped Miami's standing in the race for his services.
Canes shoot up Young's list after visit
Moore talks visit, surprise visitor
WR commit wraps up visit, taking another
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS: SpartanMag.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Three-star defensive back Mark Meyers committed to the University of Toledo in early December. But the opportunity to play football in the Big Ten was too good for the 6-foot, 180-pound safety from Toledo (Ohio) Whitmer to pass up.
MSU gets commitment from 'relentless' DB
MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS: BulldogBlitz.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Before three-star defensive end A.J. Jefferson of Summit (Miss.) North Pike visited Mississippi State this weekend, it looked like his recruitment would go down to the wire. But after spending two days in Starkville, he apparently is ready to shut things down.
Jefferson talks Mississippi State commitment
NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS: HuskerOnline.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
It didn't take long for the Nebraska coaching staff to make up their mind on Toledo (Ohio) Whitmer athlete LeRoy Alexander. The 6-foot-1, 188 pound Alexander is the latest player to commit to the Huskers.
Alexander talks commitment to Nebraska
DT Aaron Curry talks Nebraska visit
Fyfe closing in on decision
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH: IrishIllustrated.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Three-star cornerback Anthony Standifer returned from Notre Dame with a leader. The three-star corner from Crete, Ill., plans to sign with the Irish if he can meet the University's admissions requirements.
Standifer hopes to sign with ND
OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS: OState.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
One of the more important non-OSU committed recruits that the Cowboys hosted this past weekend on an official visit was Aledo, Texas offensive line product Michael Wilson. The talented prospect had been committed to Texas A&M since last February but had a change of heart while in town this weekend and made a commitment to Oklahoma State.
Wilson visits OSU, makes a switch
Ogbah excited after OSU trip
OLE MISS REBELS: RebelGrove.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Oxford, Ala., cornerback Trae Elston officially visited Ole Miss this past weekend and has the Rebels in good shape with two visits remaining. The Rebels also could be close to getting a pledge from former Tennessee commit Khalid Henderson
Ole Miss in front for Elston
Henderson gives Ole Miss visit rave reviews
OREGON STATE BEAVERS: BeaverBlitz.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The Oregon State Beavers had a big weekend with three members of the Arizona Western College program this weekend and by all accounts, things went well.
Arizona Western LB enjoys Corvallis
Miller talks Oregon State visit
PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS: BlueWhiteIllustrated.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
On the same day that legendary head coach Joe Paterno has passed, the Penn State football family grew by three, as Ath. Jonathan Warner, WR Trevor Williams and DB Da'Quan Davis have all given their verbal commitment to Penn State.
Three new commits for Penn State
RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS: ScarletNation.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Several of the Scarlet Knights' commits and top remaining targets were on campus for a big weekend at Rutgers.
Brodie returns from RU official
Pinnix-Odrick full of praise after official visit
Giacone bonds with others on official
TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS: VolQuest.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
With several of their current commits off visiting other schools this weekend, the Tennessee Volunteers got what they wanted from the visitor to their campus when Rivals250 defensive back Deion Bonner committed to the Vols.
Bonner finds opportunity with the Vols
Denver (Colo.) Mullen four-star quarterback Cyler Miles committed to Washington last June, but with the departure of offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier to Alabama, the U.S. Army All-American signal caller has started to explore his college options. This weekend, Miles officially visited the campus of USC.
Miles visits USC
Willis talks about USC trip
No more thinking for Cope-Fitzpatrick
VANDERBILT COMMODORES: VandySports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Vanderbilt's first major official visit weekend was already considered a success with the arrival of the majority of Vanderbilt's 2012 commitment class, but the program also secured some significant news on Sunday with a new addition to the class in three-star athlete Chris Moody.
Vanderbilt lands Georgia star
WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS: WVSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The Woodlands (Texas) linebacker Garrett Hope has always dreamt of playing in the Big 12 Conference. And the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder will get that wish after he received a scholarship and then subsequently committed to West Virginia this past weekend.
Hope talks visit, commitment

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