The Pac-12 conference is having a big week. National media has begun to warm to the idea of the conferences talent level top to bottom.
Joe Mixon will not visit Florida this weekend.
For years it was always perceived to be USC and the other nine. The conference has now expanded to 12 teams but it's no longer "USC and the rest."
Oregon and Stanford have had several strong seasons in a row. USC is always a threat and UCLA is surging in Los Angeles. Arizona, Arizona State, Washington State and Washington are revitalized as is the rest of the conference to a degree.
The state of California is fertile enough recruiting-wise to supply all of these schools and beyond with talent. From 5-stars to 2-stars the West has an impressive group of talent year in and year out.
Here's a quick look at what happened in the week that was.
Mixon cancels Florida visit
5-star Joe Mixon will not visit Florida this weekend. Earlier this week, 247Sports was first to report that trip may be in doubt as the Gators hoped to have Mixon re-schedule for a later date. In any event Mixon won't visit and a new visit date is in doubt which would effectively eliminate Florida from consideration.
UCLA could get back in the game as Mixon alluded that may be the trip he takes instead. Oregon also has yet to schedule their official visit with Mixon but that may get locked in soon.
A Quick trip to Oregon
Taua will make a surprise trip to Washington State this weekend.
Oregon has kept 4-star wide receiver Michiah Quick at arm's length for some time. It's unclear how sincere the interest in the two sides is, but a visit is expected to take place next weekend when Oregon hosts Cal.
The crystal ball currently favors Notre Dame with USC trailing the Irish. With the Trojans splitting ways with Tashon Smallwood, Quicks' teammate, that may strengthen the hold Notre Dame has on the nation's No. 85 overall player. Can a trip to Eugene get in the way of that?
Johnson commit surprises many
Oregon hosted 3-star defensive end Jaylen Johnson last weekend. On Monday, Johnson made his commitment. However it was to Boise State, not Oregon.
Huge weekend for Wazzu
Riding high after a highly-publicized win over USC two weeks ago, Washington State will host a big group of key visitors this weekend.
Zaire Andre and Josh Boyd will also be in town according to Keenan Bowen of Coug247.com.
Home Pac-12 games Not Very Official
Despite Washington, UCLA and USC playing home games, none are expected to host official visitors. It's certainly a tribute to the level of competition each team will host this weekend.
Each program will have a hosting of unofficial visitors on campus which can range from 2014-2016 recruits, but none are expected to capitalize on a home game with official visitors.
USC held a similar strategy last year in which they waited to hold visits until later in the calendar year.
UCLA and Washington seem to be playing their cards close to the vest in hopes to make a late recruiting run closer to signing day. Oregon has taken a different approach by hosting a slew of recruits early.
Which philosophy will pay off