January 19, 2007

National Official Visit Weekend Preview

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Get the inside scoop on your favorite team:

The stars will be out in the Sunshine State this weekend.

As Signing Day approaches, top players are taking their final official visits all over the nation, but you would be hard pressed to top the groups visiting Florida and Florida State this weekend.

In Gainesville, the national champs are expected to play host to four 5-star prospects, including Gators commits Torrey Davis and James Wilson. Meanwile, in Tallahassee, the Seminoles will welcome five-star Marvin Austin and five 4-star prospects.

Read on for the inside scoop on those storylines and more from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Clemson, Georgia, Oregon, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Texas Tech.

Official Visit Weekend Previews: Jan. 19, 2007
Alabama Crimson Tide: BameOnLine.com
Nick Saban's second weekend hosting prospects is a big one as two of the state's top four prospects will be in Tuscaloosa in addition to one of Florida's finest, two Auburn commitments and a couple of new faces on the Tide board.
• Click here for a complete preview from BamaOnLine.com .
Arkansas Razorbacks: HawgSports.com
The Razorbacks are expected to host around 15 prospects this weekend, including several highly regarded players, some walkon possibilities and some who have already committed to the Hogs. Among the commits on campus this weekend will be three-star DE Chavis Williams and three-star safety Jerry Franklin.
• Click here for a complete preview from HawgSports.com .
Baylor Bears: SicEmSports.com
This weekend is not as busy as last for the Baylor staff, but there are some big names planning to be on campus. The top target is three-star WR Romie Blaylock, who will be joined by two high-school teammates in three-star offensive lineman John Jones and linebacker Chris Francis.
• Click here for a complete preview from SicEmSports .
Clemson Tigers: TigerIllustrated.com
Clemson's official visitior docket this weekend contains five prospects, potentially six. Though last weekend saw over a dozen recruits spend 48 hours on campus, but this weekend might be bigger for the Tiger staff with five-star WR Dwight Jones, a current North Carolina commit, in town.
• Click here for a complete preview from TigerIllustrated.com .
Video: Tigers Official Visit Preview
Florida Gators: GatorBait.net
The national champion Florida Gators will play host to a star-studded group of official visitors this weekend, including five uncommitted prospects. The headliner is five-star defensive end Carlos Dunlap. The nation's fifth-ranked overall prospect, Dunlap has had the Gators at or near the top of his list through most of the process.
• Click here for a complete preview from GatorBait.net .
Video: Gators Official Visit Preview
Florida State Seminoles: Warchant.com
It's make or break weekend for Florida State as a dozen recruits are scheduled to make official visits this weekend, and it is a star-studded group. Five-star DT Marvin Austin is at the top of the list, but he will be joined by five 4-star prospects, only one of whom is already committed.
• Click here for a complete preview from Warchant.com .
Video: 'Noles Official Visit Preview
Georgia Bulldogs: UGASports.com
Georgia plays host to a large group of official visitors and one very important unofficial visitor this weekend. Four-star offensive lineman Antwane Greenlee is the unofficial visitor, and he will be joined by a large group of players already committed to the Dawgs, including four-star WR Israel Troupe and four-star RB Caleb King.
• Click here for a complete preview from UGASports.com .
North Carolina Tar Heels: CarolinaBlue.com
With just three visitors scheduled for the final two recruiting weekends in 2007, Butch Davis and company are looking to conclude the 2007 recruiting class this weekend when a handful of visitors are scheduled to visit Chapel Hill. The biggest name of the group has to be four-star defensive tackle Tydreke Powell, who could commit on his trip.
• Click here for a complete preview from CarolinaBlue.com .
Oregon Ducks: DuckSportsAuthority.com
Oregon is scheduled to play host to around 10 players, including several players that are already committed to the Ducks - like 4-star OL Carson York and 4-star DT Myles Wade. They are the co-headliners in an Oregon class that is ranked 14th in the Rivals.com national team rankings and currently sits second in the Pac-10.
• Click here for a complete preview from DuckSportsAuthority.com .
South Carolina Gamecocks: GamecockCentral.com
The South Carolina Gamecocks will play host to seven official visitors this weekend, headlined by five-star wide receiver Chris Culliver, the nation's No. 19 prospect overall. Also on campus will be four-star LB Josh Bynes and four-star DE Cliff Matthews
• Click here for a complete preview from GamecockCentral.com .
Video: Gamecocks Official Visit Preview
Texas Longhorns: Orangebloods.com
This weekend will likely mark the final push for the Texas Longhorns as they try to close out their 2007 recruiting class. There are only three prospects expected in Austin, but the Horns don't have many spots left anyway, and two of the names are huge: Four-star running back Lennon Creer and four-star safety Christian Scott.
• Click here for a complete preview from Orangebloods.com .
Texas Tech Red Raiders: RedRaiderSports.com
The Red Raiders play host to a long list of visitors this weekend, and it is the most impressive they have had in Lubbock for this year's class. It's headlined by four-star wideouts Dez Bryant and Roderick Davis and three-star defensive end Tyrone Sonier, who made a surprise commitment to Tech last week.
• Click here for a complete preview from RedRaiderSports.com .
Video: Red Raiders Official Visit Preview
USC Trojans: USCFootball.com
The recruiting process is headed down the home stretch, and this weekend will have a major impact on the Trojans' class of 2007. Pete Carroll and his staff will host seven visitors on the campus of Southern California today. Among this very talented group are several prospects already committed to USC. However, it's an uncommitted recruit that will be the talk of the town.
• Click here for a complete preview from USCFootball.com .
Video: Trojans Official Visit Preview


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