January 16, 2009

National visit weekend preview

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The number of five- and four-star prospects in Florida this weekend could reach double digits, making it the biggest recruiting weekend of the year for the Gators. But are many of the uncommitted players leaning toward Florida or does coach Urban Meyer and his staff have some catching up to do?

Five-star linebacker Jelani Jenkins headlines a big weekend at Penn State.

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

Official Visit Weekend Previews: Jan. 16, 2009
ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE: BamaOnLine.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The second visitors weekend of 2009 for Alabama doesn't feature the quantity of prospects as the first, but it definitely does not lack in quality as the Tide prepares to host the top-ranked receiver in the country in Bastrop athlete Rueben Randle.
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ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS: ASUDevils.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Five-star linebacker Vontaze Burfict committed to the USC Trojans almost 11 months ago, but he will be headlining a group of visitors to Arizona State this weekend and will likely make a final decision between the Sun Devils and Trojans after the visit.
AUBURN TIGERS: AuburnSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Auburn is expected to host at least 11 visitors this weekend including a former five-star WR that previously signed with LSU. It is a big recruiting weekend that includes three prospects from Texas and two of the state of Alabama's top prospects.
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BAYLOR BEARS: SicEmSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
This weekend, several still yet uncommitted prospects will be making the trip to Waco to check out the Baylor campus on official visits, including three-star standout wide receiver Skyler Scott, a player who the Baylor coaching staff believes could have an immediate impact his first year on campus.
Important weekend at Baylor
CLEMSON TIGERS: TigerIllustrated.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Clemson was one of the first programs to jump on Gadsden (Ala.) Gadsden City wide receiver Kendall Kelly and the four-star prospect has kept the Tigers in his lead group since the outset of his recruiting. He has taken multiple trips to the campus and he'll get another look at the Tigers this weekend.
Four-star WR to visit Clemson
FLORIDA GATORS: GatorBait.net | Visit Dates | Commit List
Three five-star prospects including cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and six four-star recruits are expected at Florida making it the biggest recruiting weekend of the year for the Gators.
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Many top prospects expected to visit
GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKET: JacketsOnline.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Rivals250 prospect Dontae Aycock visited Georgia Tech on a couple occasions last spring and summer, but he'll get the grand tour this weekend when he takes his long-awaited official visit.
Aycock ready for GT visit
KANSAS STATE WILDCATS: GoPowercat.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
San Antonio (Texas) Warren safety Joseph Bonugli is set to travel to see the program that Bill Snyder and his staff are building at Kansas State. He'll be part of a big group of prospects in Manhattan to check out the K-State program.
Texas safety making his way to Manhattan
LOUISVILLE CARDINALS: CardinalSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Joe Evinger, a 6-7, 340-pound offensive lineman from Sequoia (Calif.) College of the Canyons will make an official visit to Louisville this weekend. Evinger is one of two four-star JUCO prospects scheduled to see Louisville.
Evinger set for Louisville visit
LSU TIGERS: TigerBait.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Rivals250 linebacker Barkevious Mingo, one of LSU's top remaining targets, will be among the prospects in Baton Rouge for an official visit.
Mingo set for LSU visit
MICHIGAN WOLVERINES: TheWolverine.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The list of prospects set to visit Michigan this weekend include Tennessee commit Je'Ron Stokes and Illinois commit Cornelius Carradine.
NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS: CarolinaBlue.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The long list of official visitors set to see UNC this weekend includes some key remaining targets for the Tar Heels, including five-star Hargrave Military OT Bobby Massie.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK: TheWolfpacker.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
It is the last big visit weekend for N.C. State as the Wolfpack tries to put the finishing touches on their 2009 recruiting class. Can they convince Rock Hil (S.C.) High TE Asa Watson or Clemson LB commit Quandon Christian to join the Pack?
OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS: OStateIllustrated.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
One of the newer prospects to emerge on the OSU radar over the past few weeks is Houston wide receiver prospect Ja-Mes Logan. He'll be among the list of prospects visiting Stillwater this weekend.
Logan to visit Oklahoma State
OLE MISS REBELS: RebelSports.net | Visit Dates | Commit List
It is the first of back-to-back big recruiting weekends for the Rebels as four-star receivers Marlon Brown and Lamar Scruggs are among the scheduled visitors.
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OREGON DUCKS: DuckSportsAuthority.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
This weekend will not have the big numbers of recruits, but the two official visitors making the trip are highly regarded prospects. Athlete Adam Hall from Palo Verde Magnet in Tucson, Ariz., will be in Eugene following a nice performance in the Army All-American practices and game.
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OREGON STATE BEAVERS: BeaverBlitz.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Rivals100 OG Michael Philipp will be headlining the group of visitors at Oregon State.
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PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS: BlueWhiteIllustrated.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Five-star linebacker Jelani Jenkins is the headliner among the contingent of recruits that will make the trip to Penn State this weekend for their official visits.
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SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS: GamecockCentral.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The South Carolina Gamecocks will welcome 16 official visitors to campus this weekend, including a handful of uncommitted prospects who are big priorities for Steve Spurrier and his staff. One such player is St. Matthews (S.C.) Calhoun County four-star wide receiver and Rivals100 member Alshon Jeffery.
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TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS: VolQuest.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
It's Show Time for Lane Kiffin and the still-under-construction Tennessee coaching staff. Signing Day is fast approaching and the Vols are welcoming in their first big crop of official visitors. The list currently stands at nine guests, headed by Peter White, the nation's No. 4 offensive guard.
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USF BULLS: USFBullsEYE.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Rudell Crim was set to make an official visit to USF in January 2007, when he was a senior at Tallahassee Rickards. Two years later, the Butler (Kan.) Community College defensive back will finally take that trip.
Bulls get another crack at signing DB Crim
VANDERBILT COMMODORES: VandySports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The majority of the Commodores last remaining targets as well as it's current commitment class, will be in Nashville for their official visit to the school this weekend.
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