A number of top prospects will be announcing their decisions next week, including the top prospects in Arizona and Oregon.
The big announcement will be on Wednesday, December 17th, when Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro five-star receiver Christian Kirk will make his decision.
The West's top receiver, Kirk will choose from hometown Arizona State, Auburn, Texas A&M and UCLA.
Scarlett will announce on Monday
Monday will see two four-stars make their decisions.
The top prospect in Oregon, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic running back Cameron Scarlett will choose from Stanford, UCLA and Washington.
That same day, San Ramon (Calif.) Dougherty Valley offensive tackle Kieffer Longson will decide from BYU, Ohio State, UCLA and Utah.
Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial running back Dedrick Young will also announce on Monday, choosing from Arizona, Arizona State, Nebraska and Washington.
Later in the week, Riverside (Calif.) College receiver Isaac Whitney, one of the premier JUCO prospects in the country, will decide between USC, Rutgers, West Virginia and Washington State.
This weekend is the last chance for official visits for a month, until the dead period ends in mid-January.
The next official visit weekend is the 16th of January.
So coaches and colleges will be putting their best feet forward this weekend (for the complete list of visitors, click here: Official Visitors.
A number of schools will host commits this weekend, but several uncommitted prospects, including some who could be announcing at All-American games, will also be on the road.
Ross will visit USC
Fresno State will host their rivals quarterback, Mesquite (Texas) West Mesquite quarterback Chason Virgil.
Few highlight films have caused the ruckus like Steilacoom (Wash.) linebacker Fotu Leiato has seen has make.
With just a couple of Big Sky offers under his belt, the Steilacoom coaches sent his film out (posted below) and sat back to see what would happen.
It has paid off.
Leiato's Recruitment Has Soared
Leiato has added a couple of Pac-12 offers, from UCLA and Washington State while San Diego State and Nevada also offered this week. And he may not be done.
"It’s hard to say which schools are close to offering, but we’ve had contact from a lot of different schools," said Steilacoom defensive coordinator William Garrow.
In all, Leaito has offers from UCLA, Washington State, Wyoming, San Diego State, Idaho, Nevada, Eastern Washington, Montana State, Weber State and Montana.
If Mike Riley's decision to leave Oregon State for Nebraska was a surprise, it was overshadowed by his replacement in Corvallis.
Gary Andersen, who'd been in the West for 24 years as a coach, left Utah State for Wisconsin and coached the Badgers for two years before taking the Oregon State job vacated by Riley.
The Badgers had recruited the West well since Andersen's arrival and he figures to continue to make the region a priority now that he's back in it.
Several of his commits at Wisconsin from the region were stunned and at least listening to other schools, including West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade receiver Brandyn Lee, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei defensive tackle Olive Sagapolu and tight end Kyle Penniston.
Meanwhile, Riley was able to keep his two Western commitments in the boat.
Lee and Anderson solidified things with Nebraska
Valor Christian cornerback Eric Lee, a longtime Husker verbal and the top prospect in the state of Colorado, locked things up with the Huskers and he'll enroll next month.
Colorado Springs (Colo.) Pine Creek safety Avery Anderson, who committed to Nebraska with Lee the same weekend said he is locked in to the Huskers as well and he too will enroll in January.
UNLV hired Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman head coach Tony Sanchez to be their new head coach, replacing Bobby Hauck. Sanchez had been at Bishop Gorman for six years and won six state titles and the Gaels are No. 1 in the 2014 Scout Top 50. The hiring of Sanchez, though risky hiring a high school coach as their head coach, should help the Rebels recruit in Las Vegas, where they've traditionally been weak.
Javon McKinley - WR - Corona (Calif.) Centennial - 2016
Few receivers have had the season that McKinley have. Few have had the week, in fact. After winning the CIF-SS Pac-5 title last Friday, McKinley added offers from Arizona and Texas Tech and the Huskies also clinched a spot in the CIF State Open Division Bowl. The 2016 four-star is one of the top prospects at his position nationally.
Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell and Mountain Recruiting Analyst Doug Kimmel contributed to this notebook