Notebook: Big weekend for SEC schools
Reuben Foster
Reuben Foster
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jan 18, 2013
Chad Simmons


Alabama for the second weekend in a row will host some of the top prospects in the country on their campus. He is a look at where some of the best in the south will be.

Alabama is at it again.

A week after hosting five-stars Antonio Conner, Matthew Thomas, and Laremy Tunsil along with four-stars Jaynard Bostwick, Dee Liner, and Tim Williams, the Crimson Tide will have more elite talent on their campus this weekend.

Like a week ago, Alabama will host three five-star prospects for official visits. This week, former Alabama commitment Reuben Foster, Montravius Adams, and Vonn Bell will head this visitor list.

It doesn't stop there.

Alabama commitment Anthony Averett will be on campus and two UA targets will be there as well in four-star running back Alvin Kamara, one of the best in Tennessee Jason Carr, who is committed to Tennessee, and fast rising athlete Eddie Jackson. The Crimson Tide just offered Jackson, an athlete out of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. last week as a cornerback.

Last week, Alabama picked up a commitment from Tim Williams a day after he returned from his trip to Tuscaloosa, so follow BamaMag.com for the latest.

A lot of talent will be one state over from Alabama in Mississippi this weekend too. Both Mississippi State and Ole Miss have some of their top targets scheduled to visit.

Starting with Ole Miss, they will have a four-star prospect scheduled to be on their campus and he is committed to another school.

Austin Golson is an offensive tackle that is committed to Florida State and he is scheduled to be in Oxford. Christian Morris is an offensive tackle that is committed to UCLA, and Jordan Wilkins is a running back that is committed to Auburn, both could visit this weekend or next weekend.

That group will be joined by plenty of other prospects including new Rebel Marcus Robinson a number of other Ole Miss commitments.

OMSpirit.com is the site to stay on for the latest Rebel recruiting news.

Most of Mississippi State's visitors this weekend will arrive as Bulldog commitments, but a duo from Immokalee, Fla. will likely receive a lot of attention.

Mackensie Alexnader is one of the top corners in the country and he will be at MSU along with his brother Mackenro Alexander. He is a safety. The two would like to play together, so getting on campus at the same time is big from the Mississippi State coaching staff.

To get all the updates on Mississippi State recruiting, go to Gene'sPage.com.

Another SEC school is having a big recruiting weekend and that is Florida.

They went to work on the top prospect in the country over the last month and they have done enough to get him on campus this weekend. Robert Nkediche confirmed with Scout earlier in the week that he is set to take an official visit to Florida. This will be his first official visit. LSU was the school he planned to visit on this date not too long ago, but they may get a visit from him on February 2.

After visiting Florida State a week ago, Auburn commitment Tashawn Bower will visit Florida this weekend. Since the coaching change at Auburn, Bower has taken a look at some other schools.

Two more prospects are scheduled to visit UF and they Florida commitment Antonio Riles, and former LSU commitment Kennard Swanson.

Keep it locked on FightinGators.com for the latest on these visits.

Three of Miami's top targets will be in Coral Gables, Fla. this weekend and they are running back Alex Collins, defensive tackle Keith Bryant, and offensive guard Denver Kirkland.

Collins is a five-star and he is considered the top running back in the Southeast by Scout and he is a former UM commitment. Bryant is also a former Hurricane commitment and this defensive tackle has always loved Miami.

Kirkland is from Miami, so he is right around the corner from the UM campus.

Some of the Miami commitments will join this trio on campus this weekend too.

Stay tuned to CanesTime.com for all Hurricane athletics and recruiting coverage.

AUTigers.com provides great coverage of the Auburn Tigers and you want to keep a close eye on that site this weekend and early next week because they have some top targets visiting.

Antonio Conner heads that list, he is a five-star safety out of Mississippi. He visited Alabama last weekend and he will visit Ole Miss next weekend.

A couple of four-stars out of the Sunshine State will be in town as well. Florida State commitment Ira Denson, an offensive tackle, will be there as well as wide receiver Taj Williams.

De'Runnya Wilson is a two-sport star out of Birmingham, Ala. that picked up an AU offer shortly after Gus Malzahn took over and he will be on campus as well.

A couple of four-star prospects out of Florida will be at Clemson. Quarterback Asiantii Woulard and wide receiver James Clark plan to check out the Tigers. Woulard is a former South Florida commitment. The No. 4 offensive guard in the country is Tyrone Crowder and he will be at Clemson this week as well. They are thought to be the frontrunner.

Plenty of other top prospects out of the south will be on the road visiting schools this weekend and Laremy Tunsil is one of those. The top offensive tackle in the country will be visiting Georgia this weekend.

Alabama commitment Altee Tenpenny will be at Arkansas this weekend. There has been a lot of chatter about his commitment to the Tide, so this is a big visit to the Arkansas coaching staff.

One of the best in Tennessee is Corn Elder and he will be in Nashville this weekend visiting Vanderbilt.

Oregon will host Zach Cunningham, a linebacker out of Alabama. He will likely choose Auburn or Oregon when all is said done.

Tight end Travis Johnson, a former Miami commitment will visit Missouri this weekend. He was at Cincinnati last weekend.

Florida Linebackers Jermaine Grace and Keith Kelsey will visit Louisville. The Cardinals has a lot of Florida talent on their roster and they'd love to add these two.

Lorenzo Woodley will take an official visit to Cincinnati.

Former Clemson commitment David Kamara originally planned to visit LSU this weekend, but he decided Wednesday that he would be visiting Kentucky.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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