It might be a slow weekend on the college football scene but it is an important time for one Big 12 school. The nation's top player hits the road to see his future school and some of the best players still on the board make important trips.
Bob Huggins and his staff at Kansas State are preparing for the biggest basketball recruiting weekend in school history this weekend. 2007 commitment Michael Beasley, the nation's number one player, leads the charge.
The personable forward will be joined by another big-time blue-chipper in Bill Walker, who could join the Wildcats at the semester break. If Walker does decide on K-State, it would give Huggins the best 1-2 punch in the class of 2007.
Also in town are Pittsburgh JOTS AAU teammates Dejuan Blair and D.J. Kennedy. Blair, a relentless rebounder and solid force down low, has been a target for the Wildcats since Huggins took the job.
Florida shooting guard Fred Brown could be the next player to commit to K-State. He has long favored the Wildcats. In-state point guard Tyrel Reed makes an official visit to Manhattan along with junior college guard Marcus Thornton. 2009 prospect Terrence Boyd is making an unofficial visit, too.
Several programs are hosting their respective top targets. Duke will has Oregon forward Kyle Singler, the nation's top small forward, on campus. Florida State will host the top available center in the country, Solomon Alabi. The new NC State has their most important recruit of 2007 in Raleigh. Georgia forward J.J. Hickson, the second best power forward still available.
It is a big weekend at Oregon as Ernie Kent and his staff welcome Californians Kamyron Brown and Darnell Gant, the two highest rated players on the board for the Ducks. Up the road in Corvallis, Oregon State is hosting a Californian, too. Wing Omari Johnson will spend time with the Beavers.
Staying with the Pac-10, Justin Holiday is visiting Washington. Stanford is hosting forward Josh Owens. Arizona has 2008 five-star guard Anthony Crater in town from Ohio.
Arkansas is bringing in Louisiana wing Chris Grandigo, one of the top sleepers in the country, for an official visit. 2008 guard Jarvis Jones of Memphis will also be in Fayetteville. Clemson is hosting Jones's AAU teammate Elliot Williams, an important target for several teams in the 2008 class.
Illinois is bringing in commitment Demetri McCamey and big man Tyler Griffey for an unofficial. Indiana is hosting two commitments Brandon McGee and JaMarcus Ellis.
Big man Aaron Pogue will visit Pittsburgh. Virginia Tech is hosting Florida wing Alvin Mitchell. Sleeper forward Kevin Cantinol is visiting Ole Miss. LSU has Martavius Adams on campus.