A look at the top visitors in the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC and Pac-12

Jan. 22 -- Two official visit weekends remain and Scout takes a look at the most important ones for the upcoming weekend in each of the Power 5 conferences.


Amir Rasul is committed to Florida State but will be on the North Carolina campus as he continues to look around. He visited Alabama last weekend and will be at Florida State next weekend as the lead-in to Feb. 3 signing day.

Nick McCloud will be at Georgia Tech, and it is an important weekend for his recruitment. The Yellowjacks and NC State are pushing hard, and Vanderbilt, UCLA and Maryland are also involved.

John Simpson is staying local with a visit to ClemsonSouth Carolina is also involved, but this could be the visit that seals the deal for Simpson with the Tigers.

Jovani Haskins will be at Miami, and it is a big change for the Hurricanes to gain ground on leader West Virginia. Haskins is also considering Virginia Tech, and he could make his decision any time after returning, although he is talking about a signing day announcement.

Jaquwan Nelson, a one-time Miami commit, will be at Syracuse for a big visit. He was recently offered by Georgia and @Kentucky recently, so if Syracuse can land him, it would be a big get.

Big Ten

Karamo Dioubate, a top defensive end from Philadelphia, makes his first visit to Michigan State, and the Spartans will have their chance to make an impression on this one-time Penn State commit this weekend. Adding another defensive lineman has become a priority for them in this class, and this will be his first time visiting.

Eddie McDoom decommitted from Oregon, and he quickly set up an official visit to Michigan. He has the Wolverines No. 1 on his list, and says if he likes the visit, he will commit.

Collin Miller calls Nebraska a dream school, and he recently received the offer he wanted. He moved this visit to see the Cornhuskers and it would be a surprise if he did not commit to the Huskers soon.

Luke Campbell, a one-time Purdue commit, will visit Michigan State after receiving an offer earlier this week. The Spartans are now the favorite to land him despite recent offers from Iowa State, Syracuse and others.

Rodjay Burns will be at Ohio State, and the Buckeyes will have a big opportunity to flip the Louisville commit this weekend. He took an official with the Cardinals last weekend, and he says he will make a decision after he checks out Columbus,

Big 12

Oklahoma is bringing in Jared Mayden, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound Top 100 cornerback from Sachse (Texas). This is an interesting visit as his father (James Mayden) played basketball for the Sooners in the mid-1990s and now the Sooners will get the last shot at him on its campus before he leaves to play in the Jan. 31 International Bowl at AT&T Stadium.

Kyle Porter, a 5-0, 190-pound Scout 300 running back, is in the thick of his official visit schedule and he will be at Texas. Last week he visited TCU and next week he will see Arkansas. This is a big visit for the Longhorns as they are trying to add depth at running back, and they have been recruiting Kyle Porter very hard since day one.

Kapri Doucet, a 6-1, 230-pound junior college linebacker from Lackawanna (Pa.) junior college, will be at Oklahoma in what may be as big as a visit as there is when talking about making an immediate impact. The Sooners need help at linebacker and the JuCo Top 100-rated Doucet was the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.

Adewale Omotosho, a 6-2, 190-pound four-star wide receiver from Plano (Texas) East, will visit TCU. Omotosho is also considering offers from schools like Oklahoma State and UCLA.

Chris Brown, a four-star 5-11, 185-pound four-star defensive back from Alief (Texas) Elsik, will be at Texas. This is a key visit as Brown is playing a position of need in this class and is also teammates of highly coveted linebacker Dontavious Jackson.


Frederick Mauigoa, an offensive lineman and the top prospect in Samoa (and first ever player from the Rock to be invited to The Opening), is visiting Washington State and will trip to Oregon State next weekend, the final conact period before signing day. The Cougars and Beavers are his top two, but the Cougars have had more success of late in Samoa.

Jonah Trinnaman, a BYU commit, will be visiting Utah officially, and the Utes have a legitimate shot at him. New Utah receivers coach Guy Holliday recruited Trinnaman to BYU and was a big reason the junior college receiver picked the Cougars. Now, with Holliday up the road, the Utes are hoping he follows him and signs with them.

Semisi Lauaki, a Utah commit, will stay local to visit hometown USC and the Trojans have a very good chance to flip him. Getting him on campus is key to keeping him close to home.

It is a longshot for California to get A.J. Brown out of the Southeast but the Bears are the only school outside the SEC West to get him to visit. He visited Alabama last week and will trip to Mississippi next week, and then to hometown Mississippi State the final weekend before signing day, but the Bears will get a chance with him.

Jake Raulerson, a member of the 2013 Scout 300, will be at UCLA. He graduated from Texas and has two years of eligibility as he searches for a graduate school. Raulerson visited Michigan last weekend and will visit Oregon on the final weekend in January, but UCLA gets a shot at him this weekend. Bruins offensive line coach Adrian Klemm offered Raulerson when he was on staff at SMU, and it was the first offer for Raulerson.


Brandon Jones the No. 1 safety in the country will, trip to Arkansas to visit the Razorbacks.  Can the Hogs get him out of Texas?  They are battling both Texas and Texas A&M for the five-star talent.

Derrick Brown was at Auburn last weekend, and now in-state Georgia will have its shot. The Bulldogs led early in the process and some feel the Dawgs have slid back a little on Brown's list, so this visit is huge for coach Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs.

Ben Davis, the No. 1 inside linebacker, switched his last two visits, and instead of visiting Auburn this weekend, he will be at Alabama. Auburn will get the final visit. Davis is an Alabama legacy with his father, Wayne Davis, playing linebacker for the Tide.  His mother also is an Alabama graduate. Alabama is considered the favorite.

Brian Burns' recruitment is heating up, and Florida gets a huge shot to make a difference. The Gators had some momentum in the chase for the rush end, but reports after his visit to Georgia last week have the Dawgs feeling good. This is UF's chance to get back in front for Burns, one of the top prospects in the Sunshine State.

Mecole Hardman Jr. is part of a huge weekend at Alabama. Half-a-dozen five stars are expected for official visits and one of those is Hardman, Jr. Since the hiring of Jeremy Pruitt as defensive coordinator, the Crimson Tide have risen to the top for Hardman, Jr.

Chad Simmons, Brandon Huffman, Greg Powers and Allen Trieu contributed

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