Cue the “College GameDay” theme. The Tennessee Volunteers have themselves the best contingent of weekend visitors. They’ve got a mix of seniors and underclassmen that combine to make this one the best visit weekend of the Cuonzo Martin Era.
Lace them up, we’ve got you covered. Break out the binoculars for the Alabama-Arkansas game and look for the tall guys they’ve got coming on campus.
Editor's note: There’s no guarantee all these guys make it to campus. Also, this is merely a snapshot of the country, not the full representation of each program.
Kingsley returned to his home country, contracted a touch of malaria and is back in action. It’s Portis, his AAU teammate and Razorback commit, who needs to cure his case of wandering eyes.
Visitors: G Taylor Sutlive, PF Austin Williamson
Taylor Sutlive., reporting for visit, sir. “Sutlive, are you all in with the Army?” Sir, let’s see how the weekend goes, sir. Dismissed. Go have fun, Sutlive. Williamson is already enlisted.
Visitor: SF Michael Thomas
Enjoy the blue turf young man. Don’t get injured by a dive-bombing bird.
Davis the son of former NBA player Antonio Davis. Ajukwa, well, he’s litmus test in-stater they’re trying to beat hometown South Carolina for.
Visitor: PF Devarte Watson
They’re the Blue Hens but it’s not chickens they wish to add. Monte Ross would like to beef up his lineup inside.
Visitor: SF Jordan Scott
The younger brother of Colorado center Josh Scott is a local kid from Colorado Springs.
Lots of underclassmen to go with Coleby, who recently visited Memphis.
Poole’s been there before and Stephens is in the midst of his official visit escapades.
Visitor: SG Kendrick Nunn
Nunn’s important because he’s tough and is a high-level guard. He’s also a potential gateway for John Groce into the Windy City.
Brunson is the son of Chicago Bulls assistant Rick Brunson. All of these are underclassmen.
Visitor: SF Alex Etherington
This was Bruce Weber’s initial foray into the 2013 class. Etherington played AAU ball for one of the wild men in our profession: Dan Dakich.
Now it begins. The first official visit for the No. 3 overall player. The spotlight’s on his every move. UK leads off the festivities.
Visitor: Juco PG Chris Jones
Rick Pitino saw him last weekend and it appears that he’s fallen in love. This is one of the best battles and maybe the best juco PG of the last decade.
Simply put, Miami would like all three, two would be great and the Hurricanes must land one of the trio. Johnson has the biggest chance at star power.
Visitor: ESPN 100 PF Reggie Cameron
One of the nation’s best shooting big men visits a program that puts a tiny premium on shooting.
KBD isn’t shy about talking unofficial visits and the thinking here is the fall is going to set teams up for a spring sprint to the finish.
Tubby Smith’s hosting a bevy of pivotal guys on campus. Big unofficial weekend for the Golden Gophers.
Visitor: PG Cameron Payne
Remember in the summer when we wrote about head coach Steve Prohm stalking Payne? Well, it all comes down to the next three days. No pressure.
Visitor: ESPN 100 PG Anthony Barber
The picture is in focus for Cat. NC State, Alabama or Kansas. Every visit matters.
Behind the scenes, Miami is the team to beat. Ohio State reshuffled its deck after Allerik Freeman went to UCLA and took aim at Williams.
There’s a lot of high-profile guys from Team Thad, a prominent 16-under squad, on Andy Kennedy’s campus this weekend.
Visitor: SG Darin Johnson
The Ducks have this summer riser on a short list and it’d be nice to close him down.
Visitor: SG Shep Garner
The Nittany Lions are bent on recruiting the Philadelphia area and Garner represents a strong brand name amongst the Philly boys.
Last year, the Panthers brought in a guy to run the team in James Robinson. Now they’re looking at a guy who explodes to the rim and is a tempo changer in transition. The Panthers have the point guard from Anya's high school team on the squad. That's their hook and we'll see how it goes in the 'Burgh.
Visitors: PG Glynn Watson, PG Prentiss Nixon, SG KJ Walton, PF Kaleb Swanigan, G Reggie Tharpe
Matt Painter has done well by getting on recruits early. There are 2015 and 2016 prospects coming to campus this weekend.
Visitor: C Desmond Ringer
Frank Martin likes him some beef in the paint. Ringer’s a presence and a strong passer.
Visitors: SGs Marcus and Malcolm Allen
Stanford loves its twins. These guys are from Vegas and not many places have room for the pair, but Stanford does.
They’re coming to your CITY! "College GameDay" is in Knoxville thus making this the most important recruiting weekend of the Cuonzo Martin Era.
Visitors: PF Zach Garber, SG Jon Williams
Both are committed. This should be a fun visit for the Rockets.
Visitor: PF Zac Douglass
The local big man is 6-8, strong and Pat Skerry wants him.
If Perry stays home, he's got the Knights and Bulls. Cincinnati had him on campus last weekend.
Visitors: SF Delon Wright, PG Brandon Randolph
Randolph, a one-time Pepperdine pledge, is attracting Pac-12 interest.
Visitor: ESPN 100 PF Kris Jenkins
There will be a lot of man hugging on campus this weekend. The personable Jenkins is already a Wildcat.
Herndon’s easy, he’s already committed. Can the Cowboys wrangle up two big man pledges?