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Busy visit weekend out West

11/4/2011

It’s a busy weekend for official visits as several of the top players in the region will be fanning out all over the country.

• San Clemente (Calif.) offensive lineman Kyle Murphy will head to Florida to check out the Gators. Murphy has already visited Oregon and is also looking at Stanford, USC and Cal. The general feeling among those close to Murphy’s recruitment is the Cardinal hold a slight lead over USC right now.

• Upland (Calif.) teammates Christian Powell and Marques Mosley will take official visits to Nebraska. Powell is being recruited as a fullback by the Huskers and was offered a scholarship a month ago. Washington has offered as an athlete.

Mosley played at Lancaster (Calif.) Eastside a year ago before transferring to Upland. He’s playing receiver and corner and is being recruited by the Huskers as an athlete. According to Upland coach Mike Esquival, Nebraska could offer on the visit and just want to meet the athlete in person first. Washington will decide on Wednesday about offering the athlete.

• Gardena (Calif.) Serra linebacker Thomas Brown will also visit Nebraska this weekend, his first official visit of the year. Brown was expected to visit Arizona State last weekend but re-scheduled for later in November. San Jose State and Colorado could also get visits from the linebacker later in the year.

• Running back Byron Marshall (San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian) will visit Washington after earlier visiting Arizona State. Marshall cancelled a visit to Notre Dame two weeks ago saying he didn’t want to visit when he knew he wanted to stay closer to home. Oregon and possibly USC will get official visits later in the year.

• USC commit Jaydon Mickens (Los Angeles, Calif./Dorsey) was originally scheduled to visit Washington this weekend but has re-scheduled for the Apple Cup game November 25. Mickens will also visit Arizona State and is looking at Cal and UCLA in addition to the Trojans.

• There has been a lot of speculation on how solid quarterback Cyler Miles ’ (Denver, Colo./Mullen) commitment to Washington is. Miles, who will visit UW this weekend, answered those questions by saying his commitment is rock solid and this visit to Seattle will be the only official visit he’ll take.

• Oregon State will host a few official visitors including Arroyo Grande (Calif.) teammates Garrett Weinreich and Brent Vanderveen. Weinrich, a talented offensive lineman is also looking at setting visits to Colorado, Utah and Fresno State. Vanderveen, is one of the state’s top quarterbacks and committed to the Beavers over the summer.