This weekend will be another busy one on the recruiting trail and 247Sports highlights some of the biggest happenings heading into the festivities.
Blue-chippers ascending on Bulldogs campus
Five-star cornerbackJavien Toviano, Top247 edge rusherBai Jobeand Top247 defensive linemanXzavier McLeodmake their way over to Athens on Wednesday to start their two-day visits. The Top247’s No. 2 running backCedric Baxter Jr.begins his two-day visit on Thursday. These are all prospects nobody would be surprised if Georgia made a big move for coming out of the weekend.
One five-star they’re already near the top of the list for is the 247Sports Composite’s No. 1 prospect in AmericaArch Manning. The New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman five-star returns to Athens for a third time during his process having visited last summer and returning again for a game in the fall. Georgia is a major contender for Manning as they battle the likes of Alabama Texas, Ole Miss, Florida and LSU.
Five-star cornerback Tony Mitchell will be around this weekend, Top247 defensive linemanTomarrion Parker, Top247 linebackerTroy Bowlesand Top247 linebackerRaylen Wilsonare among the other elite guys coming to campus. That list is very long. Stay tuned to Dawgs247 for more on that.
Chandler (Ariz.) High Top247 quarterbackDylan Raiolawill be on campus Thursday headlining a strong group of young players visiting the National Champs.
Not to be outdone in Gainesville
It’s five-star central in The Swamp.
QuarterbackDante Moore, running backRichard Young, receiverJalen Brownand cornerbacksCormani McClainandAJ Harrisheadline an outstanding list.
Baxter is expected on Sunday after he wraps up at Georgia.
Top247 defensive linemanDerrick Leblancsays he will be at Florida on Thursday. He’s been to Gainesville several times recently and the 247Sports Crystal Ball is now trending towards UF.
Beyond those names, Top247’s safetyJoenel Aguero, key offensive line targetsRoderick Kearney,Monroe FreelingandWilkin Formbywill be in town, major defensive line prospectsRueben Bain,AJ Hoffler, TJ Searcy andKeldric Faulkwill too along with linebackerCJ Allen, defensive backKayin Lee, athleteRobby Washingtonand receiversChristian HamiltonandDaquayvious Sorey.
The Gators have just one commit so far in the 2023 cycle but look like a program on the verge of getting hot.
St. Patty’s Day Weekend In South Bend
Notre Dame has the 247Sports Composite’s No. 1 recruiting class andMarcus Freemanand his staff plan on staying right there come the end of this cycle. Beginning on St. Patrick’s Day Thursday, Freeman and the Irish will welcome in a few coveted recruits they’d like to round out this 2023 haul with.
Blue-chippers making their way to South Bend over the next four days include five-star edge Samuel M’Pemba who ND is definitely near the top of the list for, Top247 receiverBraylon Jameswho already has 247Sports Crystal Ball action in favor of the Irish, Top247 linebackerJaiden Ausberry, Top247 safetyMalik Hartfordwho the Irish aim to make a move for, dynamic four-star running backJeremiyah Loveout of St. Louis and highly recruited Top247 defensive linemanCameron Lenhardt.
Notre Dame had a lot of momentum with this class in the fall and the Irish are working to get the train rolling again here in the spring.
The ND coaches will be also sending out their Pot of Golds to coveted recruits in the 2024 class on Thursday as they look to start stacking their next class as well.
Auburn Doing It Big
The Tigers top quarterback target headlines a strong list headed to The Plains in Birmingham (Ala.) Briarwood Christian Top247 signal-callerChristopher Vizzina. The blue-chip passer will be surrounded by several othersBryan Harsinand company are making a strong push for.
Top247 safetyMichael Daughertyand Top247 defensive linemanKayden McDonaldare couple other headliners. Four-star defensive linemanDarron Reed, four-star receiverBryson Rodgers, four-star offensive linemanClay Wedin, four-star running backJeremiah Cobb, touted offensive tackleConnor Stroh, Peach State offensive tacklesIan Geffrardand Conner Lew along with highly-recruited tight endReid Mikeskaare also slated to be on campus.
Pitt Is It
Pittsburgh will have a busy few days on campus beginning Thursday with a trio of targets in defensive linemanKamari Burns, safetyCollin Dunnand edge rusherCalvin Smith.
The weekend headliner is elite receiverHykeem Williamswho 247Sports National Analyst Andrew Ivins reports will be on campus. He is the country’s No. 8 receiver and No. 43 prospect overall. Top247 edge rushersDavid OjiegbeandDesmond Umeozuluand Top247 defensive linemanDashawn Womackare three more big-timers.
Others expected this weekend include offensive tackle Anwar O’Neal, defensive linemanIsaiah Neal, offensive tackleCole Surberand defensive linemanMason Robinsonbeing offered guysPat Narduzziand his staff would love to get in the fold.
Around the Nation
Michigan State has the 247Sports Composite’s No. 12 class asMel Tuckerand his staff work on what they plan to be a second-straight Top25 haul. Making their way to campus includes Top247 recruits in linebackerTackett Curtisand offensive linemanMadden Sankeralong with touted offensive linemenTrevor LauckandJoe Crockeralong with four-star linebackerPhil Picciotti.
Oklahoma will have the talent-rich Ford Sports Performance 7v7 team on campus including five-star edge rusherJayden Wayneand a slew of four-stars including defensive backsCaleb PresleyandKodi Decambraand running backJayden Limar. Five-star 2024 defensive linemanDavid Stonewill be back in Norman as well and the Sooners are trending on the 247Sports Crystal Ball. The FSP guys visiting Oklahoma will also swing through TCU.
Michigan tight end commitAndrew Rappleyeawill visit Penn State. The Nittany Lions have the nation’s No. 5 recruiting class.
St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood edge rusherIsaiah Nixonwill be at Florida State. The Seminoles have the No. 11 class in the land. FSU will also have a couple 7v7 teams on campus.
Kentucky is bringing in four-star linebackerArvell Reeseand four-star receiver Anthony Brown among others. It will be busy on the Wildcats campus early next week as well. The Wildcats have the country’s No. 20 class early in the cycle after finishing No. 13 a year ago.
Five-star running backRueben Owenscould visit Louisville while in the area this weekend. Touted 2024 quarterbackMabrey Mettauer, Baylor safety commitCory Huff Jr., 2024 tight endIan Flynt, 2024 safetyLaVonte Johnson, 2023 safetyArkez Gomezand 2023 athlete Cameron Thomas will be on campus.