With plenty of new faces in new places, recently hired head coaches did not waste time welcoming players pledging their commitments to opposing schools onto campus this weekend.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn hosted Tennessee commit Cameron Sutton and apparently made an impression with the 6-foot, three-star who said that he was going to re-open his commitment.
Not to be left in the cold, Butch Jones kicked off his tenure on Rocky Top trying to poach another Vanderbilt commit.
Two weeks ago, Jones and his staff were able to flip three-star athlete Malik Foreman from Vandy. This weekend, the Vols went after three-star running back Johnathan Ford of New Hope (Ala.) High. Ford called the trip great and said it gave him plenty to think about.
Long the lions of recruiting, Alabama coaches went after Florida State commit Austin Golson. The longtime Seminole took in Tuscaloosa and said it just had a different feel to that of Tallahassee.
Two other well entrenched staffs took a chance on landing other players as Clemson hosted North Carolina defensive back Korrin Wiggins. Wiggins said that the trip was a "nine" and that he may reconsider his pledge to the Tar Heels and announce on National Signing Day.
Gary Patterson and the TCU staff were the most successful in flipping a commitment as the Horned Frogs targeted Temple (Texas) High quarterback Zach Allen after Doug Marrone left Syracuse. The three-star changed his mind while on campus and closed the weekend with an offer to TCU.
Here is a wrapup of other official visit weekend from around the country.
Stay tuned for updates/additions throughout the day as more reports roll in. Last update: 6:45 a.m. CT
Concord (Calif.) De La Salle defensive lineman Austin Hooper had long known where he wanted to play his college football, but needed to get the approval of the admissions office before he could commit to the Stanford Cardinal. His official visit weekend produced great news on both fronts. Hooper joins | Three-star WR remains committed
Temple (Texas) High quarterback Zach Allen had committed to Syracuse in June but with Doug Marrone headed to the NFL, the three-star opened up his recruitment. On his official visit to TCU, the 6-foot-3 player said that he found what he likes closer to home. Allen makes the switch | Echols-Luper joins
The Bruins had a couple of players on campus for the first official visit weekend of the calendar year and most went as expected. Long Beach (Calif.) Poly linebacker Jayon Brown has been a secure commit for a long time and said that his trip was just what he wanted to see. Poly player praises program | Extension for Mora