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.
Visitors: ESPN 100 PF Bobby Portis, ESPN 100 C Moses Kingsley, SG Kevaughn Allen, Malik Monk
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.
Army Black Knights
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.
Delaware Fightin Blue Hens
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: ESPN 100 PF Julius Randle, PF Derek Willis, PG Jaquan Lyle
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.
Visitors: ESPN 100 SG JaJuan Johnson, SG Davon Reed, PF Austin Colbert
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.
Michigan State Spartans
Visitors: ESPN 60 PF Keita Bates-Diop, PG Jordan Ash
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.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Visitors: ESPN 60 SG Rashad Vaughn, ESPN 60 PF Reid Travis, ESPN 25 C Henry Ellenson
Tubby Smith’s hosting a bevy of pivotal guys on campus. Big unofficial weekend for the Golden Gophers.
Ohio State Buckeyes
Visitor: ESPN 100 SG Kam Williams, ESPN 60 SF Jae'Sean Tate, Nate Fowler, ESPN 25 SG Willie Jackson, Derrick Daniels
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.
Ole Miss Rebels
Visitors: ESPN 60 SF Leron Black, PF Marcanvis Hymon, PG Chris Chiozza, PG Nick Rogers, PG Justin Coleman, ESPN 25 SG Malik Newman, CJ Anderson, Antonio Green, Nick Rogers
There’s a lot of high-profile guys from Team Thad, a prominent 16-under squad, on Andy Kennedy’s campus this weekend.
Visitor: PG Josh Newkirk, ESPN 100 C BeeJay Anya
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.
Visitors: ESPN 100 C Robert Hubbs, ESPN 100 C Jonathan Williams III, ESPN 60 SF Jalen Lindsey, PF Justin Johnson
They’re coming to your CITY! "College GameDay" is in Knoxville thus making this the most important recruiting weekend of the Cuonzo Martin Era.
Visitor: PF Zac Douglass
The local big man is 6-8, strong and Pat Skerry wants him.