September 29, 2006
Fastbreak Friday: Important visits
The month is coming to a close and the official visitors are slowing down for the class of 2007. This weekend's list of visitors is scaled down but some important prospects on out on the road. We break it down in this week's version of Fastbreak Friday.
LSU is hosting the nation's 16th ranked player Anthony Randolph for his third visit of the fall. The 6-foot-10 versatile forward has already visited Texas and Georgetown and Kansas on his list for an October visit.
Duke will play host to Patrick Patterson, the top remaining power forward in the country. Last week, the Blue Devils hosted their other top target Kyle Singler, the top small forward in the nation.
Iowa has a huge weekend on tap with Ohio State coming to town for a nationally televised game on the gridiron. 2007 commitments Dairese Gary, Jake Kelly and Jarryd Cole will be joined by 2008 pledges Matt Gatens and Baes Hamga. Also in town are key 2008 targets Anthony Crater, Dion Dixon, Lewis Jackson and Michael Dunigan.
After landing big man Mike Williams earlier in the week, the Kentucky Wildcats have an important weekend ahead as Chris Barnes and Darnell Gant are scheduled to visit Lexington.
Virginia Tech is hoping to score big with Dorenzo Hudson, one of the top remaining shooting guards in the country, this weekend. The Hokies are already holding a commitment from Hudson's cousin J.T. Thompson, who is in the class of 2008.
Indiana has a key visitor in Bloomington in Pittsburgh forward Dejuan Blair. Pittsburgh is hosting Dele Coker for an official visit. Coker is also looking at the Hoosiers. Down the road from IU, Notre Dame is bringing in Louisiana wing Chris Grandigo.
Florida forward Kevin Cantinol is visiting Ole Miss. Kansas guard Tyrel Reed is visiting Stanford. Josh Owens and Tremaine Johnson are visiting Vanderbilt.
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