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Ole Miss hosts but one official visitor this weekend, but for good reason. Ole Miss wants its full attention centered on four-star guard Ky Madden, the most decorated visitor to step foot on campus in program history.

It's been a busy month for four-star guard Ky Madden.

He's already taken official visits to three of his final five schools, the latest a weekend trip to Arkansas, home to the in-state Razorbacks. A week later, he has his sights set on Oxford, Miss., where Ole Miss will host the first of his last two visits.

"I've already been up there a few times and looked around the school. I'm just going up there for a visit to just see the school more," Madden said by phone this week. "I've never gotten to meet the academic advisors and stuff like that. I'm looking forward to it."

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Madden has long been one of Ole Miss' top priorities for the signing class of 2011.

The Rebels graduate veteran guards Chris Warren and Zach Graham following the upcoming season.

Madden, who has routinely listed playing time as a contributing factor in his recruitment, could fill an immediate need.

"I want to come in and be an impact player immediately," he said. "That's what I'm taking into consideration with all the schools that I'm looking into is how quick I can come in and play."

He'll arrive Friday afternoon as the Rebels' only official visitor. And the exclusive attention isn't lost on the Lepanto, Ark. native.

Ole Miss is one of his favorites, chiefly due to the relationship he's built with the coaching staff. He even went so far as to name Ole Miss his leader in mid-June.

"Our relationship is real good," Madden said. "We have a real good relationship. That's what's really gotten me interested in Ole Miss, the coaching staff."

Ole Miss already holds a commitment from Ladarius White, a 6-foot-5 guard with other offers from Baylor and Mississippi State. But the next few months, including the early-signing period in November, is when Ole Miss' possible program-changing class will begin to take shape.

Along with Madden, Ole Miss is pursuing Johnny O'Bryant, a close friend of Madden. Madden said he keeps in constant contact with the five-star forward. Actually, the pair has entertained the possibility of playing together at the next level.

"Me and him talk a lot," Madden said. "I haven't talked to him in about two weeks, but I'm sure he's out there busy with the recruiting process. I'm just going to let him go through it. I'll text him when I get down to Ole Miss to see how he's doing. Me and him are real close. We're cool."

Cool enough, in fact, they've shared each of their experiences through a tiresome process. And Ole Miss has been a topic of conversation.

"We've talked about that about two weeks ago, about us both coming in to Ole Miss," he said. "We'd be a real good combination. We've talked about that a lot before."

After visiting Ole Miss, Madden will hop a plane to Connecticut to visit the Huskies. He'll choose between Ole Miss, Arkansas, Baylor, Connecticut and Oklahoma State.

"The five schools I'm going to visit, I'm going to have those five hats out there when I make my decision," Madden said. "It's going to come down to those five."

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