"They had a good home visit this week from (Oregon head coach) Chip Kelly," said Ahmard Vital of Scout in Houston.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma State will have three visitors in on a weekend that also will feature the first of two and maybe three Junior Days for the program. The official visitors include the following:
*Trae Elston, DB, 6-0, 170, 4.45, Oxford, Ala. (Mississippi 1/21 and LSU 1/28)
*Dominic Ramacher, ATH, 6-3, 230, 4.7, Denton (Guyer), Texas
Austin Hays, WR, 6-2, 165, 4.6, San Antonio (Reagan), Texas (possible walk-on)
Ramacher has been committed to Oklahoma State going all the way back to the day of his Junior-Senior Prom at Guyer High School. He was at the prom when he confirmed he was committed.
The talented athlete played full-time this season at linebacker and earned All-District honors and was real comfortable at the position. He will fit well at Oklahoma State among the several former Guyer players that are now Cowboys.
Oklahoma State secondary coach and former Alabama Crimson Tide player Jason Jones has worked hard to open a relationship with Trae Elston, a talented cornerback and wide receiver out of Oxford, Ala. Elston visited Mississippi last week and the Rebels appear to be the leader.
"Coming here was a great experience," Elston told Scout after the visit. "Ole Miss is a very interesting school and I really like the new coaches. I did not commit because I have to talk things over with my parents and I have another visit lined up. I like to give everything 48 hours to soak in before making big decisions and my parents will be a big part of my choice."
In the meantime, Elston has scheduled a visit to Oklahoma State after Jones was in the home earlier this week. LSU is in the mix too, and Les Miles was at the school this week. Miles and his staff are pushing for Elston to split the weekend and also come to Baton Rouge.
Elston, who was a AAAAAA All-State selection, is a three-star prospect according to Scout.com, but he is on some All-American lists and played in the Under Armout All-American Game.
His senior season at Oxford, Elston caught 15 touchdown passes and had more than 1,000 yards receiving. He had eight interceptions and 106 tackles playing on the defensive side.
Austin Hays of San Antonio (Reagan), Texas has been added to this weekend's visit list. Hays has several small school offers and is talented enough that Oklahoma State is bringing him in for a visit and could end up welcoming him as a walk-on player.
Now for the Junior Day on Saturday, there are a multitude of possibilities and the expectation is that there will be a large number of walk-up attendes. Below is a list we have accumulated of players that have either sent in an RSVP or are considering attending the Junior Day.
Dakota Austin, CB, 5-11, 165, 4.4, Lancaster, Texas
Kimmie Carson, OLB, 6-2, 210, 4.6, Tulsa (East Central), Okla.
Deoundrei Davis, LB, 6-2, 200, 4.7, Cypress (Woods), Texas
Michael Egwaugu, LB, 6-1, 195, 4.5, Austin (Connally), Texas
Latravien Gee, FS, 6-1, 170, 4.5, Houston (Jersey Village), Texas
Jackson Gilley, DE, 6-4, 230, LIberty, Mo.
J.J. Gustafson, OL, 6-6, 260, Dallas (Jesuit), Texas
Khari Harding, LB, 6-1, 205, Edmond (Santa Fe), Okla.
Ellis Jefferson, WR, 6-4, 190, 4.55, Denton (Guyer), Texas
Jack Kurzu, OL. 6-5, 302, St. Louis (Mary Institute), Mo.
*Brayden Scott, QB, 6-2, 195, 4.6, Tahlequah (Sequoyah), Okla.
Jordan Smallwood, WR, 6-2, 192, 4.55, Jenks, Okla.
Stanvon Taylor, CB, 5-11, 170, 4.5, Tulsa (East Central), Okla.
*Altee Tenpenny, RB, 5-11, 200, 4.5, North Little Rock, Ark.
*Cody Thomas, QB, 6-3, 190, Colleyville (Heritage), Texas
*D.J. Ward, DE, 6-4, 235, 4.8, Lawton, Okla.
* denotes scholarship offer
It will be impossible until after the event on Saturday to know who actually showed up and maybe even what players walked up. The Junior Day includes a tour of the facilities, a presentation and the opportunity to meet with the coaches.
It's the final weekend before Wednesday's National Signing Day but what you really want to see is a strong finish on the West Coast with Jaydon Mickens and Seth Jacobs, who are scheduled to visit Washington State and UCLA, respectively, and no other surprises.