Tarik Black, the top receiver in the East, has six schools in contention for five official visits, according to his father.
Malik Black said his son, a 6-foot-3 1/2, 206-pound receiver from Cheshire (Conn.) Academy, said Notre Dame, Alabama, Auburn, Michigan, Stanford and UCLA all remain in contention for official visits. He added no visits were yet set.
Black is the No. 12 receiver in the nation. He just joined teammate C.J. Lewis and his coach, David Dykeman, for a southern swing to Alabama, Auburn and Georgia. Black made a June visit to Notre Dame, where close friend and teammate C.J. Holmes committted less than two weeks ago. Black is also slated for a visit to Stanford July 28-30.
"We hope to solidify the (official visit) list by August," the elder Black said. "Some could take place in December."
The younger Black maintains he will make a silent commitment before the season, then make official visits, before announcing his decision at an all-American game in early January.
There are a few challenges to work through in trying to get to the schools. Cheshire Academy's season does not start until Sept. 17, so visits in early September are possible.
However, beginning Sept. 17 and running through Nov. 11, Cheshire Academy plays every Saturday, with kickoff times varying between 2:45 p.m. to 7 p.m., making in-season official visits nearly impossible.
Also, schools must be in fall session for a prospect to make an official visit, so that is another potential complication.
BRO NOTE: We knew previously that UCLA was leading for Black, and he planned to take an unofficial visit to UCLA later this summer -- up until the last month or so. The word is that after the unofficial visit to Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish now lead. Black then cancelled his unofficial visits to UCLA and Stanford but, curiously, seems to have re-set his visit to Stanford. The father told Scout that UCLA is under strong consideration for a December visit, and they are looking hard at it, with the Bruin staff working hard to earn one.