North Carolina hosts impressive crew
As usual the North Carolina Tar Heels are hosting a big visit weekend for their Late Night with Roy event. Key visitors from all classes are making their way to Chapel Hill to check things out. Most notably would be visits from class of 2016 prospects Rawle Alkins, Udoka Azubuike, and Seventh Woods. Those are three uncommitted prospects in the class that the Tar Heels would love to have join. Also committed 2016 prospects Brandon Robinson and Tony Bradley will be in attendance.
That alone would make it a huge visit weekend for the Tar Heels, but those guys are far from alone. 2017 pledge Jalek Felton will also make his way to the Dean Dome to see the festivities. He is joined by 2017 classmates Matt Coleman, Blake Harris, and David Caraher.
As if that weren't enough, UNC also has some top younger prospects coming in. In the class of 2018 Rechon Black and Keldon Johnson will be on campus as weill class of 2019 prospects Wendell Moore and Joey Baker.
Overall this is a huge weekend for the Tar Heels. Their once questionable 2016 class could get the re-inforcements needed while also making a strong impression on some of the top younger prospects in the area.
Villanova has star studded visit list
The Villanova Wildcats have been one of the most consistent teams the last few season, and have been able to land five-star talent on the recruiting trail. On Friday night their campus will be the host to one of the most impressive cews we have seen this year.
In the class of 2017 five-star prospects D.J. Harvey, Mohamed Bamba, and Lonnie Walker will be on campus. Also four-star prospects like Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, Quade Green, and Jordan Tucker will make the trip to the festivities.
The star power doesn't end there, as class of 2018 and 2019 studs in the area are also making their way to campus, Jalen Smith, Cameron Reddish, and Jahvon Quinerly lead the way along with Noah Locke and Marcus Littles. In 2019 you have Scottie Lewis, Bryan Antoine, and Cole Anthony coming on campus.
Hoosier Hysteria to draw a big crowd
Tom Crean and his staff have always used Hoosier Hysteria as a major drawing card, and this year is no different. Both Grant Gelon and Curtis Jones are committed and will be on campus, as will top class of 2016 target Mario Kegler.
The impressive list however really takes shape when looking at the sophomores and juniors. 2017 is fairly loaded in Indiana and three of the best will be in Bloomington. That begins with five-star Kris Wilkes. He is joined by classmates Paul Scruggs, Malik Williams, Al Durham, and Alex King.
In 2018 you have more talent,especially from in-state, making their way to campus. Four-star prospect Romeo Langford leads the way and he will be joined in the stands by Kevin Easley Jr., Torrance Watson, Rob Phinisee, Damezi Anderson, Mussa Jallow, and Austin Boucher.
When it comes to class of 2019, top freshmen Sydney Curry and Keion Brooks will also be at Indiana taking in the Hysteria.
Musketeer Madness is popular destination
Xavier doesn't have a ton of tradition with their Musketeer Madness event, but on Friday they will have some extremely talented prospects on campus. Four-star commitments Quentin Goodin and Tyrique Jones will be there, and their top remaining target in the class Bruce Brown will also be making his official visit to campus.
Brown recently visited Indiana, and is taking a hard look at Xavier, and the Musketeers have the added appeal of Jones who is his high school teammate and friend.
In the class of 2017 five-star shot blocking specialist Ikey Obiagu is making the trip up from Georgia for the event. Other 2017 prospects in attendance include Jalen Adaway, Jamal Cain, Victor Enoh, and Abayomi Iyiola will also be in the building.
The class of 2018 visitors have a distinct local feel. Xavier will have massive center E.J. Williams as well as wings Darius Bazley and Jerome Hunter sitting courtside.
Michigan State looks to keep it going
Tom Izzo and Michigan State are riding high on the recruiting trail right now, and they are looking to keep it going by hosting a huge crew for their Midnight Madness festivities. Leading the way is Cassius Winston and he could potentially be joined by five-star Josh Jackson but that hasn't been confirmed.
In the class of 2017 the Spartans have Jaren Jackson making a return trip to campus. Also MSU will have Jaron Faulds and Nojel Eastern on campus in that class. Jackson and Eastern already hold offers from the Spartans while Faulds has really caught the eye of Izzo this fall.
Younger prospects in the 2018 and 2019 classes will also be sitting courtside to see how Izzo emerges in his traditional theatrical enterance. Local prospect Brandon Johns leads the way and also they will have Foster Loyer and Kevin Easley joining them along with 2019 prospects Terry Armstrong and Davion Williams will be there.
Other key visits
One school to monitor is Oklahoma. The Sooners have elite prospect Marques Bolden on campus. Also Kristian Doolittle, K.J. Santos, and Derrick Walker will be there in the 2016 class. In 2017 Jay Jay Chandler, Isiah Jasey, and new commitment Brady Manek will be on campus. Also it is possible that Trae Young will make the short trip to campus.
Staying in-state, Oklahoma State will have Gorjok Gak making his official visit with the potential that Trae Young also shows up in Stillwater.
VCU has the biggest visit weekend of the Will Wade era this weekend. Four-star point guard Charlie Moore is making his official visit as is Alpha Diallo. Also joining them is Chris Lykes, Mario Haskett, Kameron Langley, Kaleb Hunter, and Armando Bacot
One of the biggest visits will be at UCLA. The Bruins have elite prospect T.J. Leaf on campus. Leaf has long been considered a Bruin lean.
Also Kansas hosts Jarrett Allen while South Carolina will get Seventh Woods on campus a day after seeing North Carolina.