Plenty of recruiting to be done in final visit weekend
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It is the last visit weekend before National Signing Day and several programs are taking a final shot at landing some big-time prospects. New Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin and his staff will be making a pitch to a solid group that includes four-star receiver Marlon Brown.
The new staffs at Auburn and Mississippi State are also attempting to make a late push with big weekends of their own.
And what's behind four-star West Monroe (La.) High LB Barkevious Mingo's visit to a Big East school in the Northeast?
Read on for the inside scoop on those story lines and more from the big weekends across the country.
The final visit weekend for the new staff at Auburn includes Tennessee commits Aubrey Phillips and David Oku as well as four-star Tallahassee(Fla.) Godby DT Corey Gaines. The Tigers also plan on hosting five-star WR Rueben Randle. Will he make the trip?
LSU heads to the finish line with one final round of official visitors this weekend headlined by the nation's No. 3 weakside linebacker in Jarvis Jones of Carver High in Columbus, Ga.
• Jones to give Tigers last look
In the last week, Mississippi State has made a play for three-star wide receiver Mardrecas Hood. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder got a verbal offer from the Bulldogs last Thursday and will visit the Starkville campus. Coach Dan Mullen and staff will also try to convince West Virginia commit Pat Miller and a couple of Auburn commits that they should be Bulldogs.
• Three-star WR could commit this weekend
The last two weeks have been very hectic for Fossil Ridge linebacker Brandon Mahoney. He had been committed to Oklahoma but recently the two sides appear to have gone different directions. With a shared agreement that Mahoney would take other official visits, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound prospect went to Texas A&M last weekend and will check out the Red Raiders this weekend.
• Mahoney to take final trip to Tech
The UConn Huskies will entertain only one official visitor this weekend, but it is a big one. West Monroe (La.) High four-star LB Barkevious Mingo will be in town to check out the program and take in UConn's big matchup with Villanova on the hardwood.
• Details of Mingo's visit revealed
Five-star linebacker Manti Te'o knows the end is near. With official visits to UCLA, BYU and Notre Dame in the books, the Hawaii native is ready for the final weekend of his recruitment.
• Final official visit for Te'o
Four-star Delray Beach (Fla.) Atlantic cornerback Jayron Hosley has said in recent weeks that he is likely to sign with South Florida on Signing Day. Will a visit to Virginia Tech this weekend change things?