Four-star offensive lineman Darrion Weems has narrowed his choices to four schools: Oregon, Florida, Arizona and Washington, with the Ducks leading slightly.
Two schools that used to be in Weems' top five which didn't make the final cut are Colorado and Nebraska. "We just kind of fell out of contact," Weems said. "They kept sending letters, but stopped calling and didn't seem too interested."
"I've been up to Oregon before and I know the coaches pretty well already," said Weems (6-5, 265, 5.1), from Taft High School in Woodland Hills (Calif.). "I feel comfortable there and I really like their offense. I think I'd fit in well there because I'm familiar with that style of offense they run."
Weems, who is ranked as the nation's No. 23 offensive tackle by Scout.com, will be visiting the Ducks on January 19. His first official visit, however, will be to Washington on January 5. "I know they didn't have a great year, but they played strong and never gave up. They had a hurt quarterback, but still came close to beating USC and California. They just seem to be a few steps from getting back on top."
On January 12, Weems will be visiting Florida, who by that time may be national champions. "I called that this year," Weems said. "They were my pick to win it all back in August. I think they've got all the right things going for them. They've been recruiting really well too and they've got great coaches, so they'll be hard to beat for a while."
Weems' final visit will be to Arizona on January 26.
"During my trips I really want to talk to the players and get their perspective on things," Weems said. "I want to see how they get along with the coaches and stuff."
He reports a 2.7 core GPA and a 1250 SAT (new version).