On Campus Report

Although the sheer number of visitors are down this weekend, there are still a few key trips. Notre Dame and Illinois will host top 40 recruits, while Michigan State is expecting some highly regarded underclassmen.

Biggest weekend visit?

There are a couple different names you could throw into this category, but my vote is on Demeterius Jackson.

The five-star recruit out of Marian (Ind.) Mishawaka is headed to nearby Notre Dame for their Saturday night showdown with top 20 ranked Michigan.

Why is the trip significant?

Mike Brey and his staff have invested a considerable amount of time recruiting Jackson. A local recruit, Notre Dame was the first to make him a priority and they've had him on campus numerous times.

On top of that, he's their top target and his high school is less than eight miles from Notre Dame's campus. This is an opportunity for Notre Dame to not only land an elite level point guard, but also a local kid.

Jackson has already taken an official visit to Illinois and they appear to be Notre Dame's biggest competition. Kansas is also in the mix and may get an official visit next weekend.

The Fighting Irish will also host current 2013 commits Steve Vasturia and V.J. Beachem, as well as 2015 guard Jalen Coleman.

Underclassmen trip to Michigan State

Tom Izzo and his staff will play host to four underclassmen this weekend.

The headliner of the weekend is Chicago (Ill.) Curie big man and top 10 recruit Cliff Alexander. Many have touted Michigan State as the leader for quite some time and this appears to be a key trip to East Lansing.

Joining Alexander on unofficial visits is 2015 lead guard Hyron Edwards, 2015 combo forward Ryan Fazekas and 2014 combo guard Darrell Davis.

Oregon gets their shot

Aaron Gordon will take a trip to Oregon this weekend.

A top five recruit out of San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty, Gordon will head to Eugene with AAU teammates and football recruits Tyrel and Tyree Robinson.

Gordon is strongly considering Washington, who he will visit next weekend, Arizona and Kentucky, but Oregon is hanging around and anytime you can get a top five recruit to campus, it's a big deal.

Light week for visits

Compared to the past few weeks, this weekend appears to be a light week for official and unofficial visits.

Following visits last week eight top 100 prospects came off the board, including top 10 recruit Anthony "Cat" Barber (N.C. State) and top 25 recruit Robert Hubbs (Tennessee). With the lack of visits this weekend, I wouldn't expect a similar commitment run.

Per our count, just 13 top 100 recruits between the 2013 and 2014 classed will take unofficial or official visits this weekend. Of those visitors, two are already committed to their respective schools.

Other key visits

*Arizona State will host athletic wing Tre'Shaun Lexing for an official visit. Lexing is a three-star recruit.

*Dayton's primary 2013 target is Dayshon "Scoochie" Smith. Archie Miller and his staff will have him on campus for an official visit.

*Florida was expecting Schuyler Rimmer on campus for his official visit, but with his decommitment, they'll only have 2014 top 10 recruit Dakari Johnson on campus for an unofficial visit.

*Georgetown will have one of the best three-point shooters in the country – Reggie Cameron – in town for an official visit.

*Georgia will welcome their 2013 guard commit J.J. Frazier to town for an official visit. They'll also have one of their top targets – Jarquez Smith – in town for a visit.

*Xavier Rathan-Mayes will make his college choice in mid-October. Before he does so, he has visits set up to Illinois and Connecitcut. He'll be at Illinois this weekend and then will head to Connecticut next weekend.

*Iowa is expecting 2013 wing Peter Jok to be in town for a visit. Illinois Wolves 2015 guard Roosevelt Smart will also reportedly be in town.

*After visiting Xavier last weekend Josh Hart, a top 100 wing prospect, will take an official visit to Miami.

*Mississippi State has targeted Dwight Coleby as arguably their top post prospect. He'll be in Starkville for an official visit. He's also expected to visit Mississippi and Southern Miss before he makes a choice.

*Last weekend North Carolina State brought in Anthony Barber for an official visit and by the end of the weekend he was a commit. This week they have Kyle Washington in for an official. Could they score another this weekend?

*Oklahoma has Jordan Woodard in for an official visit. They'll also host Drew Lock, Joe Burton and Bola Alade.

*Pittsburgh is expecting to have Ohio native Jalen Hudson on campus for an unofficial visit.

*Rutgers will have top 100 guard Roddy Peters in town. Maryland, Georgetown, UCLA and now Kansas are also involved in his recruitment.

*After a big weekend of visitors last weekend, UT will host just one this weekend. 2013 guard commit Travon Landry will be in town for his official visit.

*Texas A&M will host Davonte Fitzgerald and Chuck Ogbodo for official visits this weekend.

*Fresh off his decommitment from Florida, Schuyler Rimmer will take a trip to the West Coast to visit USC, a source says. Trojan commits Kendal Harris and Kahlil Dukes will both be on campus as well.

*Virginia Tech has a pair of official visits set up for the weekend. Donte Clark and Ikenna Iroegbu will both be in Blacksburg (Va.).

*Washington State will host Torren Jones for an official visit.

*2014 top 75 wing prospect Jae'Sean Tate will stop by West Virginia for an unofficial visit.

*Western Kentucky has Trey Grundy and Jordan Green set up for unofficial visits. Maurice Ndour, a Junior College prospect, and Brandon Goodwin will be in Bowling Green for official visits.

Brian Snow and Josh Gershon also contributed to this report.


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