While the vast majority of Class of 2013 prospects are solidly committed, a number of prospects remain uncommitted with the last official visit weekend on the horizon.
It's anybody's guess where 247Composite five-star cornerback Mackensie Alexander will end up, but we guess Auburn.
Last week, we released our most recent projections on the nation’s uncommitted five-star prospects. Earlier today, Bruce Feldman of partner CBSSports.com released his latest take on the top 10 uncommitted.
Now, 247Sports National Recruiting Director JC Shurburtt and myself examine each of the uncommitted non-five stars in the Top247 and give our predictions here eight days before national signing day, 2013. Look for a new five-star predictions piece later this week.
MacKensie Alexander, CB, Immokalee (Fla.)
The Prospect - The No. 4 cornerback in the 2013 class, and the No. 34 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - Alexander made a surprise visit to Auburn last weekend, and now his bother will follow suit this weekend. For what has been a recruitment that has been nearly impossible to get a read on in months, it now looks like this one will likely come down to Clemson and Auburn with Mississippi State still holding out hope. Should the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Alexander choose Auburn, the hiring of former Clemson assistant Charlie Harbison could be the main reason. The Pick - Auburn
Stacy Coley, WR, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Northeast
The Prospect - The No. 4 wide receiver in the class and the No. 56 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - Most in the Sunshine State have expected the 6-foot-1, 175pound gifted receiver to stay close to home, and that certainly looks to be the case. Coley visited South Florida last weekend following a trip to Florida State Jan. 18 and Miami Dec. 7. While the Hurricanes and Bulls have given it their best shot, it looks like the Seminoles are the team to beat as signing day draws near. The Pick -Florida State
Alvin Kamara, APB, Norcross (Ga.)
The Prospect - The No. 3 all-purpose back in the class, and the No. 66 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - This one is a replay of the SEC title game - Alabama vs. Georgia. With both visits behind the 5-foot-10, 195-pound speedy back, it decision time. This is one of those that is too close to truly call eight days out from national signing day, but Alabama seems to be ascending with Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt scheduled to be in home Wednesday. The Pick - Alabama
Isaac Savaiinaea, ILB, Honolulu, Hi./Punahou
The Prospect - The No. 2 inside linebacker in the class, and the No. 91 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - While two schools officially remain in the mix, UCLA and Texas A&M, all signs point to continued moment for the Bruins as the Aggies hopes were dashed by Brian Polian being hired at Nevada along with flipping Jordan Mastrogiovanni (Dallas/Jesuit) from Oklahoma. The Pick - UCLA
Asiantii Woulard, QB, Winter Park (Fla.)
The Prospect - The No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the class, and the No. 98 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - What looked to be a key get for Clemson one week ago is now looking quite good for UCLA after an official visit last weekend. Unless South Florida or Kentucky can pull a last minute upset, the Bruins will continue their strong January finish. The Pick - UCLA
Kyle Fitts, DE, Redlands (Calif.) East Valley
The Prospect - The No. 8 strong-side defensive end in the class, and the No. 102 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - The former Southern California commitment gave Notre Dame high marks after last weekends official visit and remains scheduled to trip to Utah this weekend. At the end of the day, distance and weather could play a factor in this one. The Pick - UCLA (Hamilton), Notre Dame (Shurburtt)
Dee Liner, DT, Muscle Shoals (Ala.)
The Prospect - The No. 10 defensive tackle in the class, and the No. 112 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - The former Auburn commitment will almost certainly make waves on signing day by picking the hated in state rival. While others have been mentioned, there doesn't seem to be much suspense barring a last second change of heart. The Pick - Alabama
Austin Golson, OT, Prattville (Ala.)
The Prospect - The No. 13 offensive tackle in the class, and the No. 140 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - The long time Florida State commitment officially re-opened his recruitment on Monday. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Golson visited Ole Miss Jan. 18 and the Rebels are considered the favorite headed in to this weekends visit to in-state Auburn. Auburn, if they have room, could keep the versatile lineman at home. The Pick - Ole Miss
MarQuez North, WR, Charlotte (NC) Mallard Creek
The Prospect - The No. 18 wide receiver in the class, and the No. 155 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - The 6-foot-4, 210-pound North remains a North Carolina lean over Tennessee with a few days left to make a final decision. Clemson and N.C. State have also put in work, but it's looking very good for the Tar Heels. The Pick - North Carolina
Eddie Jackson, ATH, Fort Lauderale (Fla.) Boyd Anderson
The Prospect - The No. 5 athlete in the class, and the No. 157 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - The senior riser that projects to defensive back made official visits three weekends in a row to Florida State, Alabama and most recently LSU. While Florida State looked to be the pick beginning the visit process, the back-to-back national champion continues to ascend and close. The Pick - Alabama
Andrew Billings, DT, Waco (Texas) Waco High
The Prospect - The No. 12 defensive tackle in the class, and the No. 158 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - The 6-foot-1, 315-pound powerfully built Billings made his third and final official visit over the weekend, to hometown Baylor. While TCU has remained in the mix and is a strong player, this one boils down to an I-35 battle between the Bears and Texas with the Longhorns appearing to hold the edge.
The Pick - Texas (Hamilton), Baylor (Shurburtt)
Tyrone Crowder, OG, Rockingham (NC) Richmond
The Prospect - The No. 8 offensive guard in the class, and the No. 161 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - While a trio of teams have been mentioned for months now, in Clemson, Georgia and North Carolina, only one has received an official visit. With eight days until pen is put to paper, this one is all Clemson. The Pick - Clemson
Jordan Wilkins, APB, Cordova (Tn.) St. Benedict at Auburndale
The Prospect -The No. 9 all-purpose back in the class, and the No. 167 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - The 6-foot-1, 212-pound former Auburn commitment has made very few trips with Ole Miss being the the only school he has visited in January. After Vanderbilt decided to back out of his recruitment, all signs now seem to be pointing towards the Rebels. The Pick - Ole Miss
James Clark, WR, New Smyrna Beach
The Prospect - The No. 25 wide receiver in the 2013 class, and the No. 174 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - Clark visited Ohio State last weekend and gave the trip rave reviews. Clemson, Florida and Nebraska continue their pursuit, along with Ohio State, in a race this a tough one to call. The Buckeyes swipe of JUCO star Corey Smith from Mississippi State today may slide him closer to home. The Pick - Florida
James Hearns, ILB, Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln
The Prospect -The No. 7 inside linebacker in the class, and the No. 200 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - The former Florida commitment has made official visits to Auburn and Kentucky the last two weekends. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Hearns is considered to be a safe bet for the Wildcats, who are poised to finish relatively strong under first-year head coach Mark Stoops. The Pick- Kentucky
Quinton Powell, OLB, Dayton Beach (Fla.) Mainland
The Prospect -The No. 13 outside linebacker in the class, and the No. 204 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - The former Florida commitment visited Southern California Jan. 18, and was in home with the Florida staff Monday night. While several other programs have made an attempt to enter the race, this one looks like a two horse race. The Pick - Florida
Cornelius Elder, Ath., Nashville (Tenn.) Ensworth
The Prospect -The No. 8 athlete in the class, and the No. 207 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Elder has had one of the more interesting recruitments in the class, mainly because of the basketball factor and the hopes of high-major hoops offers that would have likely ended his football career. As of today, it looks like it will be two sports at the next level with Auburn set to get the last crack Nov. 30 following official visits to Ohio State (Jan. 11) and UCLA (Nov. 16). The Pick -Auburn (Hamilton)
Zach Cunningham, OLB, Pinson (Ala.) Pinson Valley
The Prospect - The No. 19 outside linebacker in the class, and the No. 236 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - The 6-foot-4, 196-pound speedy Cunningham tripped to Vanderbilt over the weekend. The visit to Nashville followed official visits to Auburn Jan. 11 and Oregon Jan. 18. While Cunningham has attacked the recruiting process with an open mind, the senior riser leaving the region would be an upset. The Pick - Auburn (Hamilton), Vanderbilt (Shurburtt)
L.J. Moore, CB, Fresno (Calif.) Central East
The Prospect - The No. 19 cornerback and the No. 244 ranked prospect overall.
The Decision - Moore has made all five aloted official visits and gets to take the last weekend to evaluate and make a decision with Arizona State and Oklahoma having had the last two chances to make impressions. Oregon State, where many believe the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder is leaning, received a visit Oct. 20 followed two weeks later by a trip to UCLA. Also under consideration is closest to home California, and Oregon who offered Monday. The Pick -Oregon State (Hamilton), Arizona State (Shurburtt)
Gerry Hamilton is the lead national recruiting analyst for 247Sports. Follow him on Twitter @GerryH247Sports
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