On Campus: Weekend of October 19

It is one of the biggest official visit weekends of the year, and schools such as Kentucky, Memphis, Arizona, Ohio State, West Virginia, and Kansas have huge plans.

Kentucky hosts elite weekend

There might not be a better group of talent at any school at any time this year than what Kentucky has on their campus for Big Blue Madness this weekend. The Wildcats simply have a ridiculous amount of talent coming their way for the weekend, and this will go a long way to determining if the Wildcats again will pull in the top ranked recruiting class in the country.

Coming in for official visits are five-stars Stanley Johnson, Trey Lyles, and Karl Towns. Also four-star shooting guard James Blackmon is making his official visit. They are joined by current pledge Tyler Ulis who will be making an unofficial visit to the school. However that is just the tip of the iceberg for the Wildcats.

Kentucky is hosting some of the most talented young prospects in the country as well. The No. 1 ranked 2016 prospect, Harry Giles, will be making his way to Lexington. Also elite 2016 prospects Jayson Tatum and Josh Langford will be making their way in. Beyond that, 2015 four-star Eric Davis and his high school teammate, 2017 Brian Bowen will be on campus.

Overall this is as good a group of talent coming to one school as we have seen at any point in time in the past several years. It will be interesting to see how the Wildcats do here, and if they are able to get anybody to pull the trigger this weekend.

Dynamic Duo to visit Kansas

The Kansas Jayhawks are all in. They have focused their point guard recruiting on Tyus Jones, and are in a very good position with his good friend Jahlil Okafor. The two continue to reiterate their desire and intention of playing at the same school, and this weekend it is Kansas that will have their shot on an official visit.

Kansas has been considered the team to beat for Okafor for the last few months, but the word is they have to make up some serious ground with Jones. Now they will get their chance with both players on campus at the same time.

Neither player is expected to make any kind of decision this weekend, but the Jayhawks are sure hoping that this visit will put the momentum in their favor and help them eventually get the five-star duo.

Memphis has key weekend

The Memphis Tigers have their top remaining target visiting this weekend in five-star Cliff Alexander. Memphis hasn't been talked about as one of the elite threats to land Alexander, but they are getting him on campus and at least have a puncher's chance.

Alexander however will be far from the only big time player. Three-star commitment Dominic Magee will be making his way to Memphis for their Memphis Madness festivities. Also five-star JaQuan Lyle is possible for an unofficial visit.

In the younger classes four-star commitment K.J. Lawson and his brother, five-star Dedric Lawson will be there. Also scheduled to attend are 2015 prospects Skal Labissierre, KeVaughn Allen, and Myles Carter.

Other visitors of note

Ohio State gets to take its final big recruiting swing of the class. Five-star center Myles Turner makes his way to campus as does four-star center Payton Dastrup. Both will be on official visits, and the Buckeyes are clearly looking for one more interior player to finish out their already impressive 2014 class.

Michigan State just got done hosting four-star Trevon Bluiett for an official visit, and they will be busy again over the weekend. Three-star small forward Javon Bess is making the trip to East Lansing as is five-star class of 2015 shooting guard Charles Matthews.

West Virginia has a huge visit weekend with Levi Cook, Montaque Gill-Caeser, Mile Bridges, and Thomas Bryant all making their way from Huntington (WV) Prep to Morgantown.

Missouri is hosting four-star Devin Booker for his official visit. Booker's dad was a star at the school in the 1980's, and the Tigers have a good chance to land the younger Booker as well.

Arizona has a few key pieces to their 2014 recruiting puzzle on campus as well. Five-star Justise Winslow is joined by four-star Michael Humphrey. Winslow and Humphrey are top targets for the Wildcats.

Power forward Kevon Looney will make his way to UCLA for an official visit on Sunday. Looney has kept very quiet regarding his decision, but this is big for the Bruins to get the five-star on campus.

Stanford has a key target in four-star power forward Reid Travis on campus. Travis is the top interior priority for the Cardinal.

Also New Mexico has a huge visitor with four-star Zylan Cheatham. The athletic forward will be in The Pit, as the Lobos hope to make up ground in his recruitment.


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