I wanted to put this posting up here so that we can post any news, questions, or ponderings regarding recruiting. Please Rec this post if you want to keep it at the top through the weekend.
As you may know, the airplane carrying 5-star Eddie Vanderdoes is due to land in Alabama on Friday for his official visit to the Capstone. As far as I can tell, he is the only recruit in town this weekend, at least officially. I am certain the staff will roll out the Crimson carpet for him and show him a great time. You might be interested to know that he had a few positive tweets at https://twitter.com/EddieVanderdoes/ before he had even crossed the Mississippi River.
In other news, Hugh Freeze seems to be spreading some kind of magic spell because the Kool-Aid is flowing in Oxford. He has been landing some big recruits as of late including the nation's #1 wide receiver who is from... Illinois? There are so many reason why Laquon Treadwell should not commit to Ole Miss (a tepid passing game, distance from home, the fact that OM is a second tier team) that I can't quite figure why he picked the Rebels. They also managed to convince a top defensive end in Elijah Daniel from Indiana to commit. They most likely land DE Robert Nkemdiche and now there is talk that out of nowhere OLs Laremy Tunsil and Austin Golson have the Rebs as their favorite. They also have a stranglehold on safety Tony Conner who the Tide coveted for a long time. I don't want to speculate but... you have to wonder what is going on over there.
Despite Nkemdiche's seemingly eventual signing with Ole Miss, he is still planning to visit LSU this weekend and he is bringing along some baggage: high school teammate David Kamara (no relation to Tide target Alvin Kamara). David Kamara is a 2 or 3-star cornerback who Nkemdiche tricked Dabo Sweeney into taking. It looks like Clemson has backed off that commitment and David K now favors... wait for it ... Ole Miss. This is looking like a deal-breaking package deal. If you want Nkem, you'll have to take his little buddy too.
I am not sure if Vonn Bell truly likes Tennessee better or if there is no room left at Bama after the Eddie Jackson commitment, but it looks like Bell will be wearing garbage man orange.
Auburn has a big recruiting weekend hosting as many nine recruits including Reuben Foster, Montravius Adams, and Carl Lawson.
There are reports that Dee Liner is at Georgia this weekend but I cannot find collaboration.