NCF On The Trail: week 16 rewind

Weekend rewind: Texas A&M 

December, 17, 2012
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Texas A&M hosted six official visitors during the weekend, all of them commitments: Jay Arnold, Reggie Chevis, J.J. Gustafson, Jordan Points, Alex Sezer and Brett Wade.

But the biggest storyline of the weekend didn't come from the 2013 class, but 2014 instead.

The Aggies landed their sixth commitment of the 2014 class, Lufkin (Texas) High School receiver Jamal Jeffery, on Friday. The 5-foot-8, 165-pound receiver was the Aggies' third commitment of the week and second 2014 commit of the week, joining ESPN Watch List linebacker Hoza Scott, who committed to the Aggies on Wednesday.

Weekend Rewind: Florida 

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida didn't bring many visitors this weekend -- only four prospects made official visits, but it was once again a very productive recruiting weekend for the Gators.

Three-star linebacker Jarrad Davis (Kingsland, Ga./Camden Co.), who was one of Florida's official visitors, switched his commitment from Auburn to Florida on Saturday.

Camden County head coach Jeff Herron said Davis wasn't even sure if Florida would offer.

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Weekend Rewind: Georgia 

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ATHENS, Ga. -- As the dead period in college football approached, the Georgia coaching staff tried to make the most of this past weekend.

Assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner and offensive line coach Will Friend were dispatched to the Georgia Dome to see and be seen by the Bulldogs’ targets playing in the Georgia state championship games.

Between them they witnessed cornerback commit Shaq Wiggins (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek), offensive line commit Josh Cardiello (Buford, Ga./Buford), running back target Alvin Kamara (Norcross, Ga./Norcross), linebacker target Korie Rogers (Buford, Ga./Buford), athlete target Myles Autry (Norcross, Ga./Norcross) and wide receiver target Demarre Kitt (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) win state titles. They also saw defensive tackle priority Montravius Adams and his Dooly County (Ga.) High School team come up short in their championship game.

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Weekend Rewind: Michigan 

December, 17, 2012
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Michigan added two needed pieces to its 2013 class with Detroit Cass Tech teammates David Dawson and defensive back Delano Hill. Dawson is the No. 1-ranked guard in the country and recommitted to Michigan while on his official visit.

The additions of the two prospects give the Wolverines five committed prospects along the offensive line and five defensive back commitments as well. Depth is limited for both positions, so it's no surprise that the coaching staff made those groups an emphasis.

Hill and Dawson weren't the only two impressed with Michigan on the big visit weekend, though. Wisconsin commit Marcus Ball (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville South) came away impressed with the Wolverines, as did the Michigan commits on the visit with him. Ball said he now has a lot to think about with his commitment but wants to wait to see who Wisconsin hires before making any decisions.

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Weekend Rewind: Midwest 

December, 17, 2012
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This past weekend was the last few days before the dead period, which will run until the New Year, and the weekend came with some big news for some of the Midwest's biggest programs.

Here is a look at some of the news to come from the weekend.

  • Michigan added two commitments, including one from David Dawson, a former Michigan commit. The momentum swung in the Wolverines' favor once again a few weeks ago when Brady Hoke offered the ESPN 150 offensive lineman for the second time. Michigan also added Dawson's Detroit Cass Tech teammate Delano Hill, a former Iowa commit.
  • Ohio State did not host any big visitors, but the Buckeyes got some good news. ESPN 150 linebackers Trey Johnson and Mike Mitchell announced they will commit in early January, and the Buckeyes are in a good position to land both.

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Weekend Rewind: Oklahoma 

December, 17, 2012
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It took more than eight months after he was initially supposed to visit campus, but it was worth the wait for Oklahoma and ESPN’s No. 1-ranked wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee).

Treadwell, who is No. 20 in the ESPN 150, was the top-ranked visitor at OU for the Sooners’ banquet weekend.

And with a number of OU commits in the house, it made for a great weekend even if it didn’t end with a Sooners commitment for Treadwell.

“He seemed like he was having a lot of fun,” said OU linebacker commit Jordan Evans (Norman, Okla./North). “He was interacting with everybody. He was smiling a lot. Obviously I can’t get inside his head and tell, but he looked like he was comfortable and enjoying himself.”

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Weekend Rewind: Southeast 

December, 17, 2012
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There were several commitments over the weekend out of the Peach State, but the news that could have the biggest impact on 2013 comes from Palmetto State standout and ESPN 150 athlete Tramel Terry (Goose Creek, S.C./Goose Creek).

After having arguably the most impressive week of practice of any prospect in North or South Carolina for the Shrine Bowl, Terry suffered a knee injury on the opening kickoff of the annual All-Star game on Saturday.

According to Terry, the early prognosis from doctors was a torn ACL, although he will get a more definitive answer today when the results of the MRI come in. The No. 55 prospect in the country, Terry has the talent to potentially make an instant impact for the University of Georgia, where he plans to enroll early in just a few weeks. Whether or not he plays in 2013 or 2014 could depend on the news Terry gets today.

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Weekend Rewind: West 

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The Pac-12 added a few commitments during the weekend, as California continues to roll in its recruiting efforts despite making a change in head coaches.

Sonny Dykes had several official visitors on campus and earned a commitment from four-star offensive tackle Erik Bunte (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo). Cal also picked up a commitment from ESPN 300 wide receiver Dannon Cavil (San Antonio/James Madison) and the Golden Bears' recruiting hasn't missed a beat.

Arizona State saw its recruiting class grow during the weekend as well, as junior college center Nick Kelly (Sacramento, Calif./American River College) pledged to the Sun Devils.

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Weekend Rewind: Ohio State 

December, 17, 2012
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Ohio State hasn’t found out whether or not Tommy Sanders (Cordele, Ga./Butler Community College) has decided to commit to the Buckeyes, but they’ll know if their two biggest linebacking targets will join the team in three weeks.

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Weekend Rewind: Washington 

December, 17, 2012
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SEATTLE -- Judging by the responses from Washington’s official visitors Sunday, the Huskies experienced one of their most successful weekends of the season.

Offensive lineman Brayden Kearsley said “it was awesome, I had a blast.”

Quarterback commit Troy Williams (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne) called his trip “just like being at home” since he got to spend time with former teammate Sean Parker.

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