While the official visitor list for Maryland is just two players deep, they are the two players who could help define the Terps’ 2014 class – District Heights (Md.) Bishop McNamara five-star offensive tackle Damian Prince and Washington (D.C.) Friendship Academy four-star cornerback Jalen Tabor.
Five-star OT Damian Prince is part of a big weekend at Maryland.
Maryland is considered the favorite for Prince according to the Crystal Ball. He has a top seven that also includes Arizona, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, and Ohio State. He will likely use all of his official visits. A decision isn’t expected until after National Signing Day.
The Terps are also considered the favorite for Tabor according to the Crystal Ball. Tabor is down to three schools. He is also considering Florida and Alabama. He will see the Gators at the end of the month and Alabama in December. Tabor’s announcement will come at the Under Armour All-American Game in January.
With their top two targets remaining on the board expected for their game against Syracuse, a number of current commitments are also expected to attend unofficially. Those commitments will likely be putting in some work to try and get Prince and Tabor to join them in College Park.
More on Maryland’s huge visit weekend can be seen here.
Also a big weekend at Pitt
Pitt hosts its biggest weekend home game of the year on Saturday when Notre Dame comes to town. With the Irish set to make their way to Heinz Field, a plethora of talented prospects are expected to watch the battle between the Panthers and Fighting Irish.
Some top targets expected include Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway four-star safety Montae Nicholson, Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan four-star wide receiver Jamil Kamara, and Pittsburgh (Pa.) Mount Lebanon four-star offensive tackle Alex Bookser.
One target who was expected, but is no longer attending, is Aliquippa (Pa.) four-star cornerback Dravon Henry. Henry will be visiting West Virginia instead. He is expected at Pitt towards the end of November.
Zeek Rodney is one of BC's few remaining targets.
A complete, comprehensive visitor list for Pitt-Notre Dame can be seen here.
Eagles turning focus to 2015
With the addition of Cheshire (Conn.) The Cheshire Academy three-star prep safety Allen Dawson this week, Boston College’s 2014 class is nearing completion. With regards to the 2014 class, only a spot or two remains with prospects such as Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe three-star Zeek Rodney and New Castle (Pa.) athlete Julian Cox as possibilities to fill them.
So head coach Steve Addazio and his staff have turned their attention to finding some ‘dudes’ in the 2015 class.
Some early names to focus on include Fairfield (Conn.) College Preparatory offensive tackle Anthony Palazzolo, Rabun Gap (Ga.) Nacoochee School inside linebacker Aaron Appleton, and Ridgewood (N.J.) Avon Old Farms tight end Chris Clark. All three are Crystal Balled to ‘BeADude’ for the Eagles.
Lee set to decide
Virginia Tech is hoping to surprise on Friday by landing a commitment from Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence Central four-star outside linebacker Brandon Lee.
Lee, who visited the Hokies on Oct. 26, is set to choose. His final four is Cal, Louisville, Missouri, and Georgia Tech.
WR Josh Malone will visit Clemson before his decision on Dec. 4.
While Louisville was considered a long-time favorite, Missouri has recently surged taking a decisive lead in the Crystal Ball. Virginia Tech remains a dark horse with just a few predicting him to end up in Blacksburg.
- Boston College strengthened their status with three-star weak-side defensive end commitment Harold Landry from Fayetteville (N.C.) Pine Forest with his official visit to Chestnut Hill last weekend to watch the Eagles’ victory over Virginia Tech. After some moments of concern during his recruitment, it now appears Landry has ended the process and is set to enroll in January.
- Gallatin (Tenn.) Station Camp four-star wide receiver Josh Malone is set to take his fifth and final official visit to Clemson on Nov. 22. He officially visited Florida State this past weekend. Tennessee is considered the favorite for his services per the Crystal Ball and a decision is expected on Dec. 4.
- One player that saw a big run on his Crystal Ball this week was Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons three-star wide receiver Trevon Lee. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound receiver, who is expected to visit Duke in December, is now projected to be a Blue Devil. Others such as Cal, Ole Miss, Stanford, and Vanderbilt also remain in the picture.
- Florida State’s next home game is on Nov. 16 when they host Syracuse. The Seminoles may also host Chanhassen (Minn.) three-star offensive tackle Frank Ragnow for an official visit. The 6-foot-6, 291-pound offensive tackle took an official visit to Arkansas last weekend. He plans to use all five officials. The Crystal Ball current favors the Seminoles for his services.
- One of Miami’s top targets, Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer four-star wide receiver Johnnie Dixon, will take his official visit to Alabama this weekend for the Crimson Tide’s game against LSU. Alabama and Ohio State are considered the main competition for the heavy Miami lean. Dixon, who has yet to schedule an official to Miami, is scheduled to decide on Nov. 30.
- Manassas (Va.) Stonewall Jackson five-star junior defensive tackle Tim Settle is expected at North Carolina on Saturday for their game against Virginia. Settle is considered the No. 10 overall prospect in the 2015 class. Ohio State is considered his current favorite per the Crystal Ball.
- N.C. State’s top remaining target, four-star strong-side defensive end Kentavius Street from Greenville (N.C.) Rose, has narrowed his top five to a top four after eliminating Florida State. The Wolfpack, who is the overwhelming favorite per the Crystal Ball, still have to stave off LSU, Miami, and Ole Miss for Street’s services.
- Syracuse is one of the three favorites for Largo (Fla.) two-star cornerback Cordell Hudson. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound defensive back has a top three of Iowa State, Rutgers, and Syracuse. He visited Iowa State in September. He will see Syracuse and then Rutgers in successive weekends in December.
- Despite losing their sixth consecutive game, Virginia has been able to hold together their small, but talented, 2014 recruiting class. One of their top remaining targets, Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan four-star wide receiver Jamil Kamara will be visiting Pittsburgh this weekend. It will mark the first of two trips to Pittsburgh over the next month. Those are visits worth keeping an eye on. Entering it, the Cavaliers have the decided advantage on his Crystal Ball.
- While Wake Forest will host No. 2 Florida State this weekend, the Demon Deacons are not expected to bring in any official visitors for the game. Word is that Jim Grobe and his staff don’t intend to bring in any uncommitted prospects for official visits over their final two home games. Instead, they intend to focus on visitors after the season concludes.
Recent commitments in the ACC