On the other hand, a select number of prospects have taken their time, indicated they would still be open in October and thus, colleges have set up official visits with them for the kickoff of the college basketball season.
On dozens of campuses across the country, when the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning, schools will not only roll out the red carpet for their current team, but there will be recruits in attendance as well.
Some programs don't pay much attention or put a lot of stock in the midnight ritual but for others, it's a valuable recruiting tool, especially for underclassmen.
"We think it's important because it's a good night in all areas," one high-major assistant said. "The key is the excitement and energy and enthusiasm. That's really what this night is about. When kids see that it takes you a long way in the recruiting process."
Note – Not each school listed below is conducting Midnight Madness
Senior Official Visitors
C.J. Miles (Texas) Andrew Bynum (North Carolina) Danny Green (North Carolina) Jeremy Mayfield (Nevada) Korvotney Barber (Kentucky; cancelled) Chinemelu Elonu (Texas A&M) Alfred Aboya (Georgetown) Casaan Breeden (St. John's) Marty Pocius (Kansas) Julian Wright (Kansas) Wilson Chandler (DePaul) Lawrence Kinnard (UAB) Arminus Urbutis (Central Florida) Derwin Kitchen (Florida) Jimmie Sutton (Florida) Joe Alexander (Tulane) Antwon Coleman (Charlotte) Jerrell Jamison (Charlotte) Shane Clark (Maryland) Bilal Benn (Penn State) Uche Echefu (Virginia Tech) Ken Tribbett (Rutgers) Jaron Griffin (Rutgers) Anthony Farmer (Rutgers) J.R. Inman (Rutgers) Llew Radford (Navy) Paul Johnson (George Mason) Terence Vinson (George Mason) Leo Criswell (Missouri) Tomas Jasulionas (William & Mary) Dominic James (Marquette) Ranard Robinson (Marquette) Jerel McNeal (Marquette) Weyinmi Efejuku (Providence) Raymond Sikes (Clemson)
Senior Unofficial Visitors
Marc Egerson (Georgetown) Josh Thornton (Georgetown) Denis Clemente (Miami-FL) Adrian Thomas (Miami-FL) Brian Asbury (Miami-FL) Micah Downs (Kansas) Mario Chalmers (Kansas) C.J. Henry (Kansas) Bobby Frasor (North Carolina) Marcus Ginyard (North Carolina) Wesley Matthews (Marquette) Ryan Tillema (Wisconsin-Green Bay) Cordero Barkley (Wisconsin-Green Bay) Curtis Brown (Kentucky, Saturday) Antonio Anderson (Memphis)