Important visitors on campus

It isn't the huge visit lists that we saw last weekend, but still there is a lot going on in recruiting. Numerous key visitors will be on college campuses.

Unlike last weekend which saw many visitors on the road and some absolutely enormous visit lists, this weekend there is less going on. Still there are some big visits taking place, and a few schools having very important weekends.

Maybe the school having the biggest weekend is Arizona. The Wildcats are hosting their Red and Blue game, and in attendance will be some top targets. In the 2012 class they get Kaleb Tarczewski on campus in an official capacity, and then in the 2013 class Stephen Domingo and Keith Frazier both are making unofficial visits. Those three uncommitted players are joined by commitments Grant Jerrett, Gabe York, and Brandon Ashley.

Tarczewski is currently deciding between Arizona and Kansas, and visited Kansas last weekend. This trip could go a long way toward determining which school lands the five-star big man as this has been a very intense recruiting battle.

Down in Lexington, another group of Wildcats has a big weekend. Two official visitors, Gary Harris and Amile Jefferson, will be at the University of Kentucky. For Harris this will be his first visit to UK, and the Wildcats will need to put on a show to have a chance at landing the No. 12 prospect in the nation. With Jefferson, this visit was scheduled late in the process, but now the Wildcats are considered one of the favorites with the five-star power forward.

One week after having six five-star prospects between the classes of 2012 and 2013 on campus, now the Wildcats have added two more to the list of visitors with Harris and Jefferson.

In the Midwest both Notre Dame and Xavier are hosting important visit weekends. Notre Dame is using their football game against USC as a platform for the big weekend. Committed prospects Austin Burgett, Zach Auguste, and V.J. Beachem will be on campus, but they are far from it. The Fighting Irish also will have class of 2015 standout Jalen Coleman, Demetrius Jackson, Gavin Schilling, and Maverick Morgan in the 2013 class, and also Trevon Bluiett in the 2014 class.

At Xavier their four committed members in the 2012 class, Jalen Reynolds, Myles Davis, Semaj Christon, and James Farr will be there, and so will a host of younger uncommitted targets. 2013 four-star in-state targets Devin Williams and Tony Farmer will both be present as will younger Ohio targets Luke Kennard, A.J. Harris, and Vince Edwards.

When it comes to key singular visitors, Kansas State, Memphis, Villanova, and Georgetown all have them this weekend.

Currently on Kansas State's campus is four-star center Willie Cauley. Cauley visited Kentucky last weekend, but now K-State has the momentum in this recruitment, and they are trying to seal the deal on the visit.

At Georgetown the hope was it would be T.J. Warren and Tony Parker visiting, but Parker won't be making it to campus. Still Warren will be at the school taking his official visit. Right now the Hoyas are hoping this visit will put them even or ahead of in-state powers NC State and North Carolina for the five-star wing.

The Villanova Wildcats are hosting North Carolina native and five-star 2013 prospect Allerik Freeman for an unofficial. Freeman most recently visited Kansas, and now is continuing his tour of the country with a trip to Villanova where they will be having their midnight madness festivities.

Also the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have a potential key to their future coming to campus. Five-star big man Robert Carter will be on his official visit with commitments Chris Bolden and Marcus Hunt. New Coach Brian Gregory could make a major in-state statement if he lands Carter over Georgia and Florida State.

Finally at Memphis, Alex Poythress will be making his official visit. The Tennessee native has Vanderbilt, Florida, and Kentucky also on the list, but this weekend is Josh Pastner's turn to take a shot. The five-star forward continues to move closer to a decision, and the Tigers are hoping to pull the upset and land him.


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