Commitments continueWell my prediction during the On Campus Report didn't hold true.
I wrote in the report that I wasn't expecting a similar commitment run as last weekends. While there weren't nearly as many top 100 prospects flying off the board, there certainly were a number of key commitments, especially on Sunday.
Washington, while on his official visit to North Carolina State, committed to Mark Gottfried and his staff early Sunday morning. Washington was scheduled to visit Ohio State, Iowa State and Washington, but opted to cancel those trips and pledge to the Pack.
Matthews, a 6-foot-4 guard, committed to Rhode Island on Saturday. A four-star recruit and the No. 72 overall prospect in the 2014 class, Matthews is now the third prospect on Rhode Island's roster from the state of Michigan.
Among the other commitments this weekend were Davon Reed (Wake Forest), Davonte Fitzgerald (Texas A&M), Alvin Ellis (Minnesota), Donte Clark (Virginia Tech), Myles Overton (Wake Forest), Tyrell Robinson (Oregon) and Tyree Robinson (Oregon).
Most important pledge of the weekend?You could make a case for one of the two top 100 commitments as the most important, but I thought Davon Reed's pledge to Miami was particularly significant.
Earlier in the week the Hurricanes missed on their top perimeter target – Kameron Williams. They needed to bounce back and they did so quickly, as Reed pledged as soon as he got to campus Friday night.
Reed is a four-star prospect that will help the Hurricanes on the perimeter. His travel team coach – Rob Brown – described his game as versatile and said that he's yet to reach his potential.
"He has a pretty diverse game," Brown told Scout.com. "He plays hard and plays a couple of positions. He's long and athletic. He still has some maturing to do physically. He'll grow into his body. I love his upside."
To go with the significance of picking up a four-star recruit that can help them, Reed also may help them with one of their top remaining targets.
Austin Colbert, who is AAU teammates with Reed, visited Miami officially last week, but is also strongly considering Vanderbilt, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Seton Hall and Memphis. Could Reed's decision help Miami with Colbert? I'm not sure, but it certainly won't hurt.
Jackson to decide soonIt sounds like Demetrius Jackson's much anticipated decision is coming soon.
While an exact date hasn't been set, most around Jackson's recruitment aren't expecting him to take any more visits and expect a decision in the very near future.
Jackson, a five-star prospect out of Mishawaka (Ind.) Marian, was at Notre Dame for an official visit this past weekend. He visited Illinois officially the last weekend in August.
Kansas made an attempt with Jackson, but it sounds like it's a two horse race between Notre Dame and Illinois.
Jackson is a five-star prospect and ranked No. 23 overall in the 2013 class.
Coming up?There are already a handful of key visits set up for this coming weekend. It appears Washington has a big weekend planned, as they are expected to host a few of their top recruits.
Remember the full On Campus Report will be up Friday. Here's a peak at some of the key trips:
Tidbits*2016 standout Quentin Goodin took an unofficial visit to Tennessee this past weekend. Goodwin, a 6-foot-2 guard, will be a freshman at Campbellsville (Ky.) Taylor Country this season.
*Josh Gershon spent his Saturday in Houston at the Under Armour Grind Session. Eric Mika, Kelly Oubre and Bryant Crawford were among his stop standouts. Check out his report: Under Armour Grind Session Report
*Aaron Gordon, who is expected to visit Washington officially this coming weekend, informed Jeff Drummond, of KentuckyScout, that he has tentative plans to visit Kentucky the weekend of October 26th.