January 27, 2012

Weekend recruiting guide

It's less than one week until the pen meets the paper on National Signing Day and Tennessee may not the biggest board we've seen in the past few years, but there's certainly plenty of drama going on over the next few days. A few Tennessee commits are visiting elsewhere and Tennessee is hosting two official visitors this weekend. Here's what to watch over the weekend.




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DL,
6-4/290, Lafayette, La.


Tennessee has entered the race just last week and Derek Dooley, Terry Joseph and John Palermo visited the versatile defensive line were with Briscoe Tuesday night and laid out their plan on why he would fit in as a Vol. While Briscoe said he's listening, he continues to say he's very firm to Miami and that it would take an awful lot this weekend when he's in Knoxville for him to flip to the Vols from the Hurricanes. One thing that's in Tennessee's favor is that Briscoe is great friends with Davante Bourque.


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WR,
6-4/180, Gaffney, S.C.


Davis has been one of the hardest recruits to get in touch with and because of that Davis has been very hard to get a read on. While Davis and those around him continue to say it's all even between Wake Forest, North Carolina and Tennessee, the Vols get the last visit and have been on him hard for the better part of the last two months. This visit weekend is obviously a big one because it's Davis' first time on Tennessee's campus and also because the Vols will be the last team to see him in what seems like a pretty even recruitment.


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curry

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DT,
6-3/275, Keller (Texas) Fossil Ridge


Curry's final list includes three schools - Iowa, Missouri and
Nebraska. Lincoln was the last of the three college towns that Curry
and his family saw on an official visit. This week, Missouri has
already been by for an in-home visit and that leaves Iowa and Nebraska
to visit Curry on Thursday. Right now, it appears that this could boil
down to a Big Ten battle between the Hawkeyes and the Huskers. Curry's
father wouldn't order the three schools following the visit. Nebraska
impressed the family and it was an opportunity for Curry to spend more
time with new defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski who recruited him
during his time at Iowa. style="font-weight: bold;">Final decision time frame:
Thursday
evening/Friday


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ford

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CB,
5-10/180, Gardena (Calif.) Serra


Ford said several weeks ago that he had made a decision in his mind
where he wanted to. However, like a few others on this list, wanted to
wait until Signing Day to officially announce and make it public.
Today, Ford says he's still considering Cal, Colorado, Nebraska, Utah
and Washington State. Ford will take one more official visit before
making his final decision and declaring publicy for one program. The
cousin of former Husker Rickey Thenarse has been high on the Huskers
since hsi visit, but this "announcement" will go down to the wire. style="font-weight: bold;">Final decision time frame:
Signing Day


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fuller

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ATH,
6-0/185, Old Tappan, N.J.


Fuller took his final official visit this week to Arizona. The Wildcats
along with Nebraska, Rutgers, TCU and UCLA appear to be the main
finalists that Fuller will choose from on Sunday at a 4 p.m. (central)
announcement which will take place at the Sear House in Closter, N.J.
Many feel the decision could very well come down to Nebraska and
Rutgers, however, the last-minute visit to Arizona could provide more
competition. Right now, Fuller is looking for a school that will give
him an opportunity to compete at quarterback. The Husker coaches have
had several in-homes with Fuller every week and Nebraska coach Tim Beck
has led the charge for the Big Red. style="font-weight: bold;">Final decision time frame:
Sunday (Jan. 29)


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goodman

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OL,
6-4/285, Lakeland, Fla.


Goodman visited Nebraska much earlier this fall and though the Huskers
looked all but out of it, they have emerged as one of the final three
contenders late in the process. Head coach Bo Pelini was by to see
Goodman last week and both he and his family left impressed. Arkansas
was the most recent to host him on an official visit and he's been
committed to Arizona State since August. His brother currently plays
for the Sun Devils and Arkansas looked to be leading heading into this
final week before Signing Day. However, Nebraska will make the last big
push on Friday when Goodman expects the entire NU offensive staff to be
at his home. style="font-weight: bold;">Final decision time frame:
Signing Day


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moore
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ATH,
6-2/170, Winnfield, La.


Moore says he made his decision and informed one lucky coaching staff
of that decision during a short interview with HuskerOnline.com a week
or two ago. However, he's not publicly revealing who that school is.
The main two contenders appeared to be Mississippi State and Nebraska,
however in-state schools Louisiana Tech and Northwestern State are
still being listed by Moore. Louisiana
Tech will also receive an official visit this weekend from Moore before
he makes his college decision public next Wednesday on Signing Day.
Nebraska coach Corey Raymond will conduct the last in-home visit for NU
this week. The Huskers are still in great position here to land Moore
who was a do-it-all star for Winnfield over the last several seasons. style="font-weight: bold;">Final decision time frame:
Signing Day


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PEAT
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OT,
6-7/305, Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol


The long-time top tackle target for the Huskers has it down to four
schools - Florida State, Nebraska, Stanford and USC. That has been
known for a while. However, what isn't very apparent right now is when
Peat will make his decision. Last weekend, Peat was set to make his
final official visit of the year to Florida State. The top prospect in
the state of Arizona chose not to take the trip. His father said
recently that he and the family are leaving it up to Andrus in terms of
when he wants to make a final decision. Right now, it has been very
quiet as Peat finishes up the last week of in-home visits with Signing
Day approaching. style="font-weight: bold;">Final decision time frame:
Before
or on Signing Day



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