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January 14, 2011

Visit weekend preview: Traveling five-stars

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It is a huge visit weekend at Alabama and the headliner is Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe five-star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

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

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

Official Visit Weekend Previews: Jan. 14, 2011
ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE: BamaOnLine.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The first huge weekend for official visitors in January for Alabama has arrived. The headliner this weekend is Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe five-star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Alabama will also get its shot with Columbus (Ga.) Carver running back Isaiah Crowell among others.
Huge recruiting weekend set at Alabama
ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS: HawgSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The list of more that two dozen prospects headed to Arkansas this weekend includes several who are currently committed to other programs. The Razorbacks will get some recruiting help from Arkansas commits such as Gilbert (Ariz.) Higley athlete Kelvin Fisher Jr..
Fisher ready for visit
Following his three-day stay at Clemson's camp, five-star linebacker Tony Steward exited with Clemson as his leader. Things have since evolved into a two-team war between the Tigers and Florida State, his previous leader. Steward is making his first return to Clemson since that experience to take part in a huge recruiting weekend.
Steward returns to Clemson
Jerell Adams to check out Clemson
COLORADO BUFFALOES: BuffStampede.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
After verbally committing to Arizona State last April, Rashad Wadood did not field calls from other colleges until recently. New scholarship offers from Colorado and Miami have piqued his interest. The three-star cornerback will be among the visitors to Colorado this weekend.
Wadood plans to visit Colorado and Miami
Business is beginning to pick up somewhat in Gainesville as the Gators welcome six visitors to campus on Friday afternoon, included on the list is Richmond (Va.) Hermitage five-star linebacker Curtis Grant.
Visitor Preview: UF hosting five-star linebacker
FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES: Warchant.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Florida State is set to host West Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer tight end Nick O'Leary and several other recruits for official and unofficial visits this weekend. Warchant.com has a rundown of the prospects expected on campus this weekend and FSU's chances with each.
Florida State visitor weekend preview
GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS: JacketsOnline.com.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Wilkinson County (Ga.) jumbo athlete Alvin Dupree has a busy weekend ahead of him. The talented tight end and defender is planning to cram in two visits this weekend as he tries to figure out where he wants to go to college. His big weekend begins in Atlanta on Friday.
Dupree ready for busy weekend
ND commit Tuitt planning GT visit
LOUISVILLE CARDINALS: Orange&BlueNews.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
One of the surprising names headed to Louisville this weekend for the Cardinals' biggest recruiting visit weekend of the year hails from Gadsden, Ala., and had previously given a verbal commitment to Louisville's biggest rival. Another surprise is his teammate who verballed to another SEC school last March.
Alabama teammates visiting Louisville
MIAMI HURRICANES: CaneSport.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Four-star DE Ray Drew wasn't considering Miami as a likely destination entering this week. But after UM came calling on Wednesday with an offer for an official visit, he packed his bags and is on his way to Coral Gables.
DE makes last-minute visit plans for UM
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS: SpartanMag.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The Spartans could have upwards of 13 official visitors this weekend, including five players ranked in the Rivals250. Michigan State will have an opportunity to impress four-star defensive tackle Marquise Wright and others.
Preview: Uncommitted official visitors
Huge weekend on tap at MSU
MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS: BulldogBlitz.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Philadelphia, Miss., linebacker C.J. Johnson decided to de-commit from Mississippi State the same day defensive coordinator Manny Diaz left for the same position at Texas. He is on the big visit list for Mississippi State this weekend and plans to visit Ole Miss and LSU this month.
Johnson talks recruiting
OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS: OState.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Slated to be one of 22 official visitors this weekend at Oklahoma State, current Texas Tech commitment DeAndre Washington still appears to be a top offensive target for the Cowboy coaching staff.
Washington set to visit OSU
OREGON STATE BEAVERS: BeaverBlitz.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The potential list of visitors set to see Oregon State this weekend is shaping up to be a good one and includes a trio of Army All-American defensive linemen. The Beavers will have a chance to impress Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol DT Todd Peat Jr., Sacramento (Calif.) Grant DT Viliami Moala and Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis DE Juda Parker.
TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS : VolQuest.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
The Vols plan to host a group of targets that includes Columbus (Ga.) Carver DT Gabe Wright, West Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer DE Curt Maggitt, Memphis (Tenn.) Central TE Cameron Clear and Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland running back Marlin Lane who is no longer committed to Clemson.
Weekend official visitors board
Gabe Wright Q&A
Is picture still cloudy for Clear?
Texas Tech Red Raiders: RedRaiderSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Texas Tech will be hosting 10 known official visitors this weekend. It is a list that includes some top targets who are uncommitted or currently committed elsewhere, such as Lawton (Okla.) linebacker Jabral Johnson who is currently committed to Oregon State.
Previewing Tech's 10 visitors
The Bruins are embarking on a pretty big recruiting weekend. They are hosting four players who are committed to UCLA and as many as nine other players, including Encino (Calif.) Crespi WR Devin Lucien.
UCLA recruiting weekend preview
After chatting with USC linebackers coach Joe Barry in San Antonio following the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, four-star linebacker Anthony Sarao heard enough to schedule a visit to USC this weekend. The Stanford commitment joins a star-studded list of recruits heading to campus.
Sarao in for a visit
Huge recruiting weekend at USC
WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS: WVSports.com | Visit Dates | Commit List
Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian running back Andrew Buie is officially visiting West Virginia this weekend and has something of a Mountaineer connection. Will it be enough to close the deal with the four-star prospect?
Four-star with a connection



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