Sept. 1 Weekend Visit List
- Tennessee: It's going to be a very orange weekend with Syracuse in town for football and two hoops prospects on campus. Shooter Rashad Anderson and athlete Eric Hicks are headed to Knoxville for the weekend. Last weekend we learned anything can happen on a visit when CJ Watson surprised us and committed. However, both Anderson and Hicks are likely to make more trips in the future.
- Indiana: As far as we know, Sean May and Bracey Wright are scheduled to be on campus, making this a key weekend for the Hoosiers. There's no football game this weekend so the prospects will get the complete basketball experience. Could this be the weekend Mike Davis and the Hoosiers assert themselves or will May and Wright hold true to their word and take some other scheduled visits?
Notre Dame: Last weekend, Kyle Wilson dined with Bill Self. This time around, Mike Brey and Irish basketball is the main course. Wilson stated weeks ago that if he liked the Illini and Irish trips he would pick between the two schools. Wilson's always been a Notre Dame buff and if religion plays a part in his decision, and it sometimes does with Notre Dame, the Irish could be in great shape. Given the fact that Notre Dame just landed Torin Francis, it should be a big weekend in South Bend!
Virginia: The Cavaliers are in the market for a swingman and Derrick Byars would fill the order. Byars does have other trips scheduled so a commitment would come as a bit of a surprise. Virginia will be looking to rebound from a loss to Wisconsin in their first football game and Richmond is in town so it should be a good post-game atmosphere in Charlottesville.
Alabama: The Crimson Tide can stay in the Top 25 if they can defeat UCLA on Saturday. More importantly, the race for Julian Terrell is apparently heating up and he'll be on campus for his visit.
Western Carolina: Steve Shurina's bunch has a big-time target on campus in the form of swingman Mike Matthews, a member of the Tennessee Travelers.
Southern Cal: San Jose State is the football opponent so there's a pretty good recipe for a Trojan win. It's not like a football game changes the landscape of Los Angeles, but a win would enhance the visit of PF Curtis Withers, an eastern kid who might need a map to find his way around on the left coast.
Arizona State: The Sun Devils don't have a football to offer center Ike Diogu but that's of little importance. They are one of the major players in Diogu's recruitment so it's imperative they make a big impact this weekend.
New Mexico: Fran Fraschilla has Bryson Krueger on campus this weekend as the Lobos begin a month-long series off visit weekends.
Texas: One of the main targets of the Longhorns this season is PG Bryan Hopkins and the leader of Team Texas is making the trip from Dallas to Austin to watch the sixth-ranked Horns make life tough on New Mexico State.
Mississippi State: The Bulldogs host Memphis on the gridiron so the atmosphere should be fairly charged up. SG Sam Richardson, last we heard, was set to make his official visit.
Georgia Tech: Paul Hewitt's bunch is the first school to host PF Theodis Tarver and will be followed by two SEC schools, including home-state LSU and nearby Mississippi. The good news for the Jackets is that with Citadel in town, the chance of losing a football game is almost null and void.
Mississippi: The Rebels also have a patsy on the football schedule this week as Murray State rolls into town. Joining MSU on a road trip is junior college big man Brandon Vincent.