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January 13, 2012

Visit weekend preview: Five-star visitors

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It is a huge visit weekend at Auburn and the headliner is a recent addition to the visit list in Olney (Md.) Good Counsel five-star WR Stefon Diggs.

There will be several prospects spending this winter weekend in Florida checking out the Gators and Seminoles, including a five-star wide receiver in Tallahassee.

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

Official Visit Weekend Previews: Jan. 13, 2012
Rivals100 defensive end Arik Armstead from Elk Grove (Calif.) Pleasant Grove is set for his fifth and final official visit to Auburn this weekend. He is expected to be joined on campus by five-star WR Stefon Diggs who was recently added to the list of official visitors. The Tigers also got some good recruiting news on Thursday when long-time LSU offensive tackle commit Patrick Miller announced he will enroll at Auburn.
Armstead talks Auburn, upcoming visit
The Gators will welcome a small group of three official visitors beginning Friday. However, the weekend will merge into early next week as a fourth prospect -- one four-star offensive lineman -- begins his visit on Sunday after a trip to Indiana.
Visitor Preview: Linemen visiting
FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES: Warchant.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The Seminoles are set to host a big group of current commits along with several big-name targets, including five-star Tampa (Fla.) Berkley Prep WR Nelson Agholor, Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland DE Leonard Williams and former Notre Dame commit Ronald Darby out of Maryland.
VIDEO: Florida State recruiting weekend preview
Warchant.com's official visitor preview
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS: GopherIllustrated.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The Gopher coaches have nearly finished up the class of 2012, but they are still looking to fill a few final critical spots in the class. This weekend could go a long way towards completing that class with some big time talent, including Minnetonka (Minn.) Hopkins receiver Andre McDonald.
GopherIllustrated.com's visit weekend preview
MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS: BulldogBlitz.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The Mississippi State Bulldogs is set for back-to-back big weekends where they will host the majority of their current commits along with some top remaining targets. Florence (Ala.) High ATH Beniquez Brown and Oxford (Miss.) Lafayette QB Jeremy Liggins are expected to be among the group on campus this weekend.
NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS: CarolinaBlue.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek athlete Mike Hilton is committed to Ole Miss, but he's still planning to take a couple of official visits this month just to make sure he knows exactly where he wants to sign. He'll be in Chapel Hill this weekend.
Hilton looking forward to UNC visit
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES: BuckeyeGrove.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The Ohio State visit list for this weekend includes four-stars Davonte Neal, Joey O'Connor and David Perkins. The Buckeyes are also expecting a visit in the middle of next week from Penn State commit Armani Reeves.
VIDEO: Ohio State recruiting weekend preview
Perkins settles on final five
Buckeyes working Penn State commits
OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS: OState.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Owasso (Okla.) High wide receiver Keon Hatcher has been committed to Arkansas for months but will be in Stillwater to check out what the Cowboys have to offer this weekend. He will be joined by Los Angeles Dorsey four-star athlete Jaydon Mickens who OSU recently offered.
Hatcher set for OSU official
Mickens lands OSU offer
OREGON STATE BEAVERS: BeaverBlitz.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The first of two big January recruiting weekends begins on Friday as the Beavers are set to host several top targets on official visits, including Rivals250 wide receiver Kenny Lawler from Upland, Calif.
Big visit weekend on tap for Beavers
PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS: BlueWhiteIllustrated.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Plymouth (Pa.) Wyoming Valley wide receiver Eugene Lewis is excited about the direction of the Penn State program under new head coach Bill O'Brien and the PSU commit will be on campus along with several other players currently committed to the NIttany Lions this weekend.
Lewis excited for visit
PSU commits put visit on hold
Paul Chryst will host eight recruits on his first official visit weekend as Pitt's new head football coach. Five are solid Pitt commits that will have their first chance to spend extended time with Chryst and his staff, but the services of three prospects are still up for grabs.
First weekend visits set
SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS: GamecockCentral.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
A strong collection on talent will be in Columbia this weekend making official visits to South Carolina, led by several current Gamecock verbal commitments. GamecockCentral.com takes a closer look at where things stand for coach Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks heading into the weekend.
GamecockCentral.com visit weekend preview
TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS : VolQuest.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The list of prospects expected on campus at Tennessee this weekend includes Long Beach (Miss.) High four-star LB Richie Brown, former LSU commit Davante Bourque of Crowley, La., and four-star Lynchburgh (Va.) Brookville DT Korren Kirven.
VIDEO: Tennessee recruiting weekend preview
Brown set to visit the Vols
TEXAS A&M AGGIES: AggieYell.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
After a dominating week of practice at the Under Armour All-American Game Mesquite (Texas) Horn cornerback DeVante Harris shocked almost everybody by announcing he was backing off of his long-time commitment to Oklahoma. He will check out Texas A&M this weekend.
Harris opens things up, planning trips
The growing list of prospects scheduled to see USC this weekend includes five-star cornerback Tracy Howard, five-star OT Andrus Peat, four-star athlete D.J. Foster, and two more four-star offensive linemen currently committed to other programs in Wisconsin commit Kyle Dodson and Oregon State commit Isaac Seumalo.
Trojans host 11 on the 13th

Peat ready for repeat visit to USC
Of the numerous prospects to visit the University of Utah campus this weekend, USC defensive end commit Pio Vatuvei is an intriguing player to keep an eye on.
Vatuvei set to visit Utah

WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS: WazzuWatch.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Highly touted Medina (Wash.) Bellevue offensive lineman Jake Eldrenkamp will visit Washington State this weekend, then follow up with a trip to Washington before choosing between the two shortly afterwards.
Eldrenkamp will choose between WSU and UW
WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS: WVSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
West Virginia is set for its first set of visits since the beginning of the new year. WVSports.com takes a look at Tampa (Fla.) Berkeley Prep linebacker Schyler Miles and some of the prospects expected in Morgantown this weekend.
West Virginia visit weekend preview

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