The Top 10 Most Important Recruiting Visits for Week 13

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst INovember 21, 2013

The Top 10 Most Important Recruiting Visits for Week 13

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    There have been many important recruiting visits made this fall, but many more will take place before national signing day. Week 13 is scheduled to be big on and off the field, as several programs will host some of the best prospects in the country. These important visits are sure to have the recruiting world buzzing through Monday and beyond.

    An SEC team will get its prime shot to sell itself to a 5-star safety. A pair of linebackers will be visiting schools high on their lists, plus a Big Ten school will be trying to impress a prospect who could become its headliner in February.

    Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals247Sports and ESPNU.

Charles Mosley, DT

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    Visiting: Tennessee

    An in-state prospect for Tennessee, Charles Mosley is one of the top remaining targets for the Volunteers. At 6'5" and 345 pounds, he has rare size and strength. 

    Mosley, who is a 4-star prospect, projects as a space-eating nose tackle. He plays like a giant at the point of attack before anchoring to make messes in the middle. If asked by head coach Butch Jones, Mosley also has what it takes to become a great guard.

    He'll be in Knoxville starting on Friday, according to 247Sports.

Frank Iheanacho, WR

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    Visiting: LSU

    At 6'7" and 220 pounds, Frank Iheanacho possesses exceptional size and length for the receiver position. He's raw with his technique, but the 4-star prospect shows good speed and ball skills on the perimeter.

    Many schools covet him, but Iheanacho is visiting LSU this weekend, says 247Sports.

    The Tigers surely would love to continue their increased recruiting raid in Texas, so the big Texan docking in Baton Rouge is a huge deal. 

Chad Mavety, OT

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    Visiting: Ohio State

    Chad Mavety is a 4-star JUCO offensive tackle who is among the best players in the nation. He's a talented blocker who is nearly 6'7" and 320 pounds.

    Playing in New York, Mavety has developed into a prospect who will be able to help a team immediately next season. Ohio State is set to host him for a big visit this weekend, according to 247Sports.

    The Buckeyes are in a fierce recruiting battle with Florida State and Alabama for Mavety, per 247Sports. If the big tackle doesn't have a good time in Columbus, then Tallahassee and Tuscaloosa will start to look better to him. 

Donte Thomas-Williams, RB

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    Visiting: Florida State

    At 6'0" and 220 pounds, Donte Thomas-Williams is one of the strongest running backs in the country. The North Carolina native has the potential to become a bell-cow runner in college.

    Florida State likely sees him as a replacement for current running back James Wilder. Thomas-Williams, who is a 4-star recruit, will get a chance to hear the Seminoles' pitch this weekend, reports 247Sports


Brian Wallace, OT

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    Visiting: Iowa

    The Hawkeyes are trying to make a big recruiting splash, as they are not a powerhouse on the trail. However, they have caught the eye of 4-star offensive tackle Brian Wallace, who is visiting this weekend, says 247Sports

    At 6'6" and 305 pounds, the Missouri native has the size and agility to play left tackle in the Big Ten. Wallace has solid strength, plus he can reach linebackers on the second level on running plays. 

    Signing him would be the story of Iowa's recruiting class. 

Josh Malone, WR

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    Visiting: Clemson

    A recruiting objective for Clemson should be to get a surplus of weapons for 4-star quarterback Deshaun Watson.

    The Tigers have done a good job of that so far, but 4-star receiver Josh Malone could become Watson's No. 1 target.

    He's visiting this weekend, per 247Sports, and head coach Dabo Swinney will try to sell him on playing for Clemson. Malone, who is nearly 6'3" and 190 pounds, has the talent to make a contribution as a true freshman. 

C.J. Hampton, S

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    Visiting: Alabama

    C.J. Hampton is committed to Ole Miss, but the 4-star safety will be visiting Alabama this weekend, says 247Sports. The Tide are trying to flip him to them, which would also weaken an SEC West rival.

    Hampton, who is 6'1" and 195 pounds, has great speed and range. He can play both safety spots, plus he has the ability to contribute on special teams early in his career.

    If 'Bama is going to convince him to play in Tuscaloosa, this is the weekend to do it.


Clifton Garrett, LB

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    Visiting: LSU

    The red carpet will be rolled out all around Baton Rouge this weekend, and one of the main reasons why is because 5-star linebacker Clifton Garrett will be in town, per 247Sports

    At 6'2" and 228 pounds, Garrett's physical on-field demeanor would fit perfectly with the Tigers defense. He's wanted by many schools across the nation, so head coach Les Miles needs to make sure he charms the pants off the 'backer from Illinois. 

Raekwon McMillan, LB

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    Visiting: Clemson

    Clemson will get another shot at convincing 5-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan to sign with them this weekend, per 247Sports

    The Georgia native is ready to play now, plus he has great size at 6'2" and 242 pounds. McMillan has Clemson among his top schools, says 247Sports, so the Tigers will definitely make this visit a priority throughout the entire weekend.

Laurence Jones, S

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    Visiting: LSU

    Without question, this is the biggest visit of the weekend. Laurence Jones, a 5-star safety from Louisiana, will head to LSU on Friday, according to 247Sports

    Jones is a 6'2", 214-pound defensive back with excellent range and ball skills. He's one of the top targets for the Tigers, but Alabama is also thick in the mix, says 247Sports

    He's set to decide between the Tigers and Crimson Tide on December 2, according to Hunter Paniagua of (subscription required).

    LSU must pull out all the stops to impress Jones, because he could end up signing with its archrival if he doesn't feel a good vibe in Baton Rouge. 


2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map

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    Use the 2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map to locate the recruits who are taking important recruiting visits this weekend!

    Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.