January 29, 2012

Early returns from final visit weekend

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The last visit weekend before National Signing Day was a productive one at Texas as the Longhorns are putting the finishing touches on their 2012 class.

Many of the big commitments across the country over the weekend were from the 2013 class as several schools held junior days in addition to 2012 prospects on campus for the final official visit weekend before signing day on Feb. 1.

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: TideSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The commitment news on the Alabama campus this weekend wasn't from official visitors, but from prospects in the 2013 class on campus for the Crimson Tide's junior day. North Little Rock (Ark.) High RB Altee Tenpenny, New Orleans (La.) G.W. Carver WR Raheem Falkins and Fultondale (Ala.) High athlete ArDarius Stewart were added to Alabama's commit list for the 2013 class.
Tide lands 2013 RB
In-state junior commits to UA
Stewart: A dream come true
ARIZONA WILDCATS: GoAZCats.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Key West (Fla.) wide receiver Clive Georges made the long trek from the southernmost point in the United States to Arizona this weekend. It won't be the last time he makes that trip.
Arizona lands Florida wide receiver

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS: ASUDevils.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Following an official visit Sunday, Western States Football League and Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year Chris Young committed to Arizona State, switching his pledge from Oregon State.
young commits to ASU
ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS: HawgSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Covington (La.) four-star linebacker Otha Peters is one of Arkansas' top remaining prospects heading into the final week of recruiting, and the Tennessee commit enjoyed an official visit in Fayetteville, Ark., over the weekend.
Peters enjoys Arkansas visit
The first returns are coming out of this weekend's big recruiting trip for California, and there may be at least one bit of good news for the Bears as Stevenson Ranch (Calif.) West Ranch athlete Jeffrey Coprich could be close to committing.
First reports come of visit weekend
COLORADO BUFFALOES: BuffStampede.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The Buffaloes' lone official visitor this weekend, Mesquite (Texas) Horn tight end Vincent Hobbs had seen enough during his two days in Boulder to end his recruitment.
Hobbs makes his college choice

GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS: JacketsOnline.net | Visit Dates | Commit List
Following a weekend official visit to Georgia Tech, three-star inside linebacker Beau Hankins of Birmingham (Ala.) Jackson-Olin said several teams are very much in the mix with Feb. 1 only a few days away.
Hankins enjoys Georgia Tech visit
ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI: Orange&BlueNews.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
New Lenox (Ill.) Lincoln-Way West senior outside linebacker prospect BJ Bello has decided to decommit from Western Michigan and has pledged to Illinois after taking a weekend official visit. Brunswick (Ohio) St. Ignatius linebacker Mike Svetina was also added to the class.
Bello: Hardest call I've ever made
Kentucky is making its final recruiting push for Georgia linebacker Khalid Henderson, and the Wildcats appear to be in a two-way race with a Southeastern Conference foe to land the former Tennessee commitment. He was in Lexington this weekend.
Henderson recaps visit to Kentucky
MIAMI HURRICANES: CaneSport.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The nation's No. 1 prospect, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, spent the weekend in Columbia and will now make his final college decision. While Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas still haven't given up on landing Green-Beckham, it looks like it could come down to an Arkansas-Missouri battle for his signature.
Rivals.com discusses DGB's decision
Three-star DB commits to Missouri on his visit
OKLAHOMA SOONERS: SoonerScoop.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The plan for Santa Clarita (Calif.) College of the Canyons offensive tackle Will Latu had been to announce his choice on Wednesday's National Signing Day but on Saturday afternoon he simply could wait no longer.
Latu couldn't keep quiet
OLE MISS REBELS: RebelGrove.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Atlanta (Ga.) North Atlanta running back Justin Taylor officially visited Ole Miss this weekend and came away with an offer to sign with the Rebels on Wednesday. The Rebels also added a commitment from a kicker and a Class of 2013 offensive lineman following their first junior day of the next recruiting cycle.
Alabama RB commit has decision to make
Rebels land Alabama all-state kicker
Johnson foundation for 'something special'
Oregon hosted a couple of the Lone Star State's best wide receivers this weekend, including four-star Texas A&M commit Bralon Addison. One of the nation's top punter prospects was a late addition to the list.
Ducks add to weekend visit list
TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS: VolQuest.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The Vols had a couple of key official visitors in over the weekend and also had a successful junior day, grabbing commitments from Memphis (Tenn.) White Station DE Jason Carr and Lenoir City (Tenn.) High WR Camion Patrick for the 2013 class.
Four-star WR Davis talks visit, NSD plans
Vols give Leggett plenty to think about
Carr talks decision to wear orange
Local 2013 wideout finds his college home
It's been a wild recruiting ride for Daje Johnson, and on Saturday he capped things off by switching his commitment from TCU to Texas while on his official visit to Austin. Texas also hosted Tennessee linebacker commit Dalton Santos over the weekend and were able to turn him to the Horns.
Daje Johnson commits to Texas
Santos switches commitment to Texas
TEXAS A&M AGGIES: AggieYell.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Carthage (Texas) High athlete Edward Pope is committed to TCU but checked out new SEC West member Texas A&M this weekend, and hosted a surprise visitor who is committed to Texas. The Aggies also had some news from their junior day with a commitment from Elysian Fields (Texas) High defensive tackle Isaiah Golden in the 2013 class.
Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson four-star defensive end Tyriq McCord and Tampa (Fla.) Berkley Prep WR Nelson Agholor checked out USC over the weekend with Cal commit Bryce Treggs.
Video: USC's final official visitors

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