As national signing day draws closer for the class of 2013, 11 five-star prospects remain in play. In the last week, Ole Miss has started its march to a possible top 5 class landing five-star prospects Elijah Daniel (Avon, Ind.) and Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee).
Georgia is the team to beat for five-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.
With just two official weekends remaining, here is a look at this week's predictions.
Robert Nkemdiche, SDE, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson
The prospect – No. 1 in the 2013 Top247
The scoop- The 6-foot-4, 285-pound Nkemdiche made an official visit to Florida last weekend and will trip to the heavy favorite Ole Miss this weekend and is currently scheduled to visit LSU on Feb. 1. While other programs have been mentioned in recent weeks and months, this recruitment is all Rebels, and that is not expected to change.
Prediction – Ole Miss
Laremy Tunsil, OT, Lake City (Fla.) Columbia
The prospect – No. 1 offensive line prospect in the class.
The scoop- The 6-foot-6, 295-pound Tunsil visited Georgia over the weekend following a trip to Alabama Jan. 11. This weekend, the U.S. Army All-American will be in Oxford for his official visit to Ole Miss, who is looking to play the spoiler. Florida State remains scheduled for Feb. 1, with Seminoles assistant Jeremy Pruitt being the key in Tunsil's recruitment. While Ole Miss and Florida State are set to receive visits, this one looks like a Georgia-Alabama battle that will come down to the wire.
Prediction – Georgia
Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, Auburn (Calif.) Placer
The prospect – No. 1 defensive tackle prospect in the class.
The scoop - The 6-foot-2, 310-pound Vanderdoes was in the news this week following his official visit to USC, but it was more because the Trojans extended a basketball scholarship to the U.S. Army All-American's younger sister. This weekend, Notre Dame will get take their shot with the dominant defensive tackle followed by Alabama Feb. 1. While programs certainly believe they have a legitimate shot at Vanderdoes, and they do with Washington emerging as the sleeper, the Trojans remain the pick here. Prediction – USC
Montravius Adams, DT, Vienna (Ga.) Dooly County
The prospect – No. 10 in the Top247
The scoop - Adams is coming off a visits to Clemson and Alabama with some thinking the Tigers remain team to beat. While Clemson certainly impressed the 6-foot-3, 310-pounder, in-state power Georgia will take their shot this weekend with a number of big time prospects on the visit list. Adams, who also visited Florida Jan. 4, has one official visit left out there for the last weekend, Feb. 2, with Auburn remaining a possibility. Prediction – Clemson
Matthew Thomas, OLB, Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington
The prospect – No. 14 in the Top247
The scoop - The 6-foot-3, 210-pound uber athletic Thomas has visited Alabama and USC the last two weekends. While both of those are programs the Under Armour All-America linebacker has mentioned over time, it’s still believed that his choice will ultimately come from Miami (currently on a visit) and Florida State, where he will visit Jan. 25. If there is an out of state program that could pull the upset, it remains the Georgia Bulldogs, who are scheduled to play host to the long-armed linebacker the weekend of Feb. 2. Prediction – Miami
Reuben Foster, ILB, Auburn (Al.)
The prospect – No. 15 in the Top247
The scoop - The former Alabama and Auburn commitment was back on campus in Tuscaloosa last weekend, and will be in Athens to visit Georgia this weekend in what will be a sec on star studded visit weekend in a row for the Under Armour All-America linebacker. On the weekend of Feb. 1, Foster will make the short trip to Auburn, who remains the pick. Prediction – Auburn
Alex Collins, RB, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) South Plantation
The prospect – No. 17 in the Top247
The scoop - Collins has long been thought to end up staying in state. Before changes on the Florida State coaching staff (Eddie Gran), the 5-foot-11, 204-pound explosive runner was thought to be leaning to the Seminoles with Miami still very much in the picture. Fast forward a few weeks, and many believe the Hurricanes will end up signing Collins, and after last weekends official to Coral Gables, the Hurricanes remain the pick due in large part to Collins mother. Arkansas is set to take their swing this weekend. Prediction - Miami
Carl Lawson, WDE, Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton
The prospect – No. 24 in the Top247
The scoop - While the 6-foot-2, 245-pound Lawson remains a “soft” commitment to Auburn, his recruitment is far from a certainty. Last weekend, the Atlanta area prospect visited Tennessee a week after tripping to Clemson. This weekend, the edge rush prospect will travel to Chapel Hill to take a closer look at North Carolina before making a final visit to Auburn the weekend of Feb. 1. Prediction – Tennessee
Tony Conner, S, Batesville (Ms.) South Panola
The prospect – No. 25 in the Top247
The scoop - While Conner continues to list several schools he is considering, this recruitment has been close to hometown Ole Miss vs. Alabama for months. While the 6-foot-1.5, 203-pound instinctive safety visited Alabama Jan. 11, this weekends trip to nearby Oxford figures to be a deal closer for Hugh Freeze and staff. Prediction – Ole Miss
A’Shawn Robinson, OL/DL, Fort Worth (Texas) Arlington Heights
The prospect – No. 26 in the Top247
The scoop - The 6-foot-5, 302-pound Texas commitment keeps saying he is 100% committed to Mack Brown and staff, but also went through the official visit process with trips to Florida State, USC and Alabama last weekend. This weekend, the two-way lineman with a huge upside will be back in Austin for his official visit to Texas, where he is expected to sign February 6. Prediction – Texas
Vonn Bell, S/CB, Rossville (Ga.) Ridgeland
The prospect – No. 29 in the Top247
The scoop- The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Bell is one of the more intriguing recruitments left on the board. While Bell has been a lean to both Ohio State and Alabama during the process, it’s looking more and more like Alabama is the team to beat unless Tennessee can pull the late upset. The Under Armour All-America has made official visits to Ohio State and Alabama, and is scheduled to trip to Knoxville this weekend as Butch Jones and staff look to pull the upset. Prediction – Alabama
Gerry Hamilton is the lead national recruiting analyst for 247Sports. Follow him on Twitter @GerryH247Sports
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