In this the home stretch of college football recruiting, many programs are balancing their weeks between game-planning and hustling recruits. Programs are trying to nail down recruiting visits so as to get prospects on campus to show off the school's training facilities and game-day atmosphere.
There's recruiting visits going on week in and week out throughout the season, and this past weekend was no different. This upcoming weekend has several top recruiting visits scheduled for a number of major programs.
Let's take a look at which visits could lead to a commitment.
Visit School: Clemson
The Tigers have been in a bit of a saga with Robinson, as he is pledged to Clemson but wants to take some trips elsewhere. This weekend they will get a chance to bring him in for a sit down and will try to re-solidify the 6'2" WR's commitment (via Scout.com).
Visit School: Virginia
Willis is a recruit who appears to be really focused on what a school can offer him academically. Virginia likes to pride itself on very solid academics and, according to Scout.com, Mike London will be hosting the 6'2", 200-pound DB from Arizona this weekend.
Virginia is a bit of a dark horse team for Willis, but don't count the Wahoos out just yet.
Visit School: Washington
Redfield is committed to USC, but I think he is showing signs of wavering. Notre Dame could be in play, and Scout.com reports that Washington will be using a visit from Redfield this upcoming weekend to get itself in the ring.
If the Dawgs show out to the 6'2", 195-pound safety then anything can happen.
Visit School: Ole Miss
I've been saying for quite some time that I think Treadwell will end up at Michigan, but he still has yet to commit. That could be because other schools have made up a ton of ground and one of those schools likely is Ole Miss.
Treadwell will head from his Illinois home to Oxford this weekend to check out the Rebels up close and personal, according to Scout.com.
Visit School: Auburn
Green has had a solid top five to six schools for quite some time, and Auburn is one of them. In fact, I think the Tigers and Michigan may be the big running back's top two choices.
Scout.com is listing the 6'0", 225-pound Virginia native as a visitor to the Plains this weekend. Gene Chizik could work his recruiting magic and land himself a fine big back.
Visit School: Michigan
When you officially visit a school, that means you have serious interest in signing with them. But bringing both of your parents with you on a visit? That means much more.
Per Scout.com, McQuay plans to do just that, as he will head up to Michigan for a weekend-long visit starting Friday. The Wolverines host Northwestern this week, and the McQuay family will all be there to check out Ann Arbor.
Visit School: Alabama
Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Florida State are the four main schools that I believe are keying on Tunsil, the top OL prospect in the country. Georgia and Alabama appear to be the leaders right now, and the Crimson Tide will be hosting the 6'6", 295-pound LT for a visit this weekend, according to Rivals.com.
While he could easily wait until NSD to announce his decision, 'Bama could impress Tunsil so much that he decides to commit. Yet, even if he doesn't commit this weekend, he still could do so in February, so this trip could still technically determine which school he goes to.
Edwin Weathersby has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (now ESPN Rise-HS).
A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a college football and NFL draft magazine.