Auburn to host big weekend
Bruce Pearl plans to take full advantage of Auburn's opening football weekend.
The Tigers head coach is set to host a number of key recruits this weekend including Herb Jones, who will take his official visit to their campus. Jones will be surrounded by Auburn's current 2017 recruiting class of Austin Wiley, Davion Mitchell and Chuma Okeke.
Surprise visit for elite recruit
Scout's No. 2 overall prospect -- Mohamed Bamba -- will take his first official this weekend.
Bamba's recruitment has turned into somewhat of a mystery as of late, with not much information coming out of his camp. While it's not necessarily a surprise that he's schedule an official visit, the destination this weekend is one.
Bamba will take his first official visit to Michigan. The Wolverines have a big opportunity to show one of the top prospects in the country what they have to offer.
Kennedy, Texas A&M have big weekend
Billy Kennedy and his staff at Texas A&M will host four top 100 prospects this weekend.
Matthew Mayer, a top 50 prospect in the 2018 class, will also be on campus for an unofficial visit.
Other Key Visits
- Four-star wing D'Shawn Schwartz will take an official visit to Butler this weekend. The Bulldogs just picked up a pledge from top 100 prospect Kyle Young this week. Snagging two in a week would be a huge deal for Chris Holtmann and his staff.
- Kevin Ollie, Connecticut has a big weekend with top 50 recruit and talented point guard Makai Ashton-Langford headed to campus. Tyler Polley will also be on UConn's campus for an official visit.
- Michigan State will have burly big man Xavier Tillman on campus for his official visit. Purdue, Florida and Marquette are also heavily involved in his recruitment.
- NC State will host top 10 recruit Collin Sexton for his official visit. Sexton has also scheduled an official visit for Kansas.
- Houston has a big weekend, as four-star guard Jase Febres will be in for his official visit. Ethan Charges and Fabian White will visit the Cougars officially as well.
- Kansas targeted four-star wing Chaundee Brown late in the summer and he's scheduled to take an official with the Jayhawks this weekend. Kansas will also host 2017 pledge Marcus Garrett.
- Marquette will host 2017 post player Theo John for an official visit this weekend.
- Four-star big man Ikey Obiagu will take an official visit to Maryland this weekend. He saw Georgia Tech on Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Richard Pitino, Minnesota has McKinley Wright in for an official visit, as well as underclassmen Race Thompson, Matthew Hurt and Jalen Suggs.
- Memphis will host Jamal Johnson and Karim Azab for visits this weekend.
- Top 15 recruit Troy Brown starts his visit process off this weekend. He made it to Columbus late Thursday and begins his official visit on Friday.
- Finnish big man Hannes Pöllä saw Penn State earlier in the week and now is at Oklahoma for an official visit.
- Elijah Landrum will be on SMU's campus this weekend for an official visit.
- Temple will play host to Team Melo wing De'Vondre Perry.
- Florida will host Ejike Obinna for an official visit, as well as five-star 2018 wing Khavon Moore for an unofficial visit.
- Top 100 wing Justin Smith will take an unofficial visit to Xavier this weekend.
- West Virginia will host Pickerington (Ohio) Central forward Sterling Manley for a visit.
- Yale has a couple of key visitors in town, including wing scorer Jordan Usher. Paul Atkinson and Azar Swain will also be in town.