This Saturday is loaded with a bunch of ranked matchups in Week 4 of the college football season. With multiple marquee games going on, a lot of highly-ranked recruits will be on campus to watch the teams that are interested in them. Let’s take a look at the notable recruits who are visiting this weekend.
The Irish have their biggest home game of the season, as the Ohio State Buckeyes come to town. And with it, several marquee prospects will visit - including several stars in the 2025 class.
Four-star, S, Jadon Blair
A North Carolina native, Blair has offers from virtually every school in the ACC footprint, including Florida State, Duke and others, in addition to one from LSU as well. But the Irish will have a chance to make an impression this weekend on the four-star, fringe Top 200 recruit.
Four-star, DL, Chris Burgess (2025)
Having success recruiting in the Chicago-land area is a must for the Irish, and they will have a chance to impress one of the best 2025 defensive line prospects this weekend. It's early in the recruiting process for the Simeon High School star, but Notre Dame will have tough competition from all over, including several schools from the SEC, as Burgess holds offers from Alabama, Auburn and Florida among others. The red hot Colorado Buffaloes are also making a push for one of the nation's Top 2025 defensive line prospects.
Four-star, OT, Owen Strebig (2025)
A Top 100 player in the class of 2025, the massive, 6'8, 295 lb. Strebig is a priority for a number of different schools including the Irish. While the recruitment is early, Notre Dame will have its work cut out for them, as Florida State and Florida are among the many schools that have already offered him.
The Oregon Ducks have their biggest game of the season so far as they host the Colorado Buffaloes. Dan Lanning’s program is hosting multiple committed and uncommitted prospects in what’s expected to be a very highly-anticipated matchup.
Oregon’s top committed visitors
Four-star, CB, Dakoda Fields
A Top 100 prospects in the 247 Composite, Fields is visiting his future home in Eugene this weekend. He is ranked the No. 8 best cornerback in the country for the Class of 2024 and the 11th best overall player in California.
Four-star, LB, Dylan Williams
The Long Beach Poly star committed to the Ducks back in July and will also be in attendance for Oregon’s matchup with Colorado on Saturday. The linebacker is listed as the 15th best linebacker in the country and the 185th best overall player in America and chose the Ducks over several Pac-12 (and future Big Ten) rivals including USC and Washington.
Four-Star, DL, Jericho Johnson
Four-star defensive lineman Jericho Johnson will be in Eugene this Saturday for Oregon’s matchup against Colorado. The defensive lineman is ranked as a fringe Top 100 player overall and one of the Top 20 defensive linemen in the nation. The Fairfield, CA native has received multiple offers from other notable Power Five programs including Alabama, Washington, USC, Utah and others.
Four-Star, RB, Jason Brown
The Ducks will also be hosting four-star running back Jason Brown on Saturday. The Seattle, Washington native is expected to commit soon and has Oregon in his Top 3 along with Washington and Michigan State. The running back is ranked as the No. 6 running back in the Class of 2024 as well as the third highest ranked overall recruit in Washington by 247Sports. Despite having Oregon in the running, 247Sports predicts that Michigan State and Washington are more likely to land Brown with the Spartans as the front-runner. It will be interesting to see if the Ducks can convince Brown on Saturday to play in Eugene next season.
Four-Star, TE, Roger Saleapaga
Another uncommitted recruit that Oregon is hosting is four-star tight end Roger Saleapaga. The Orem, Utah native also holds offers from Power Five Programs including Auburn, Tennessee and Baylor. Saleapaga is listed as the No. 24 tight end in the country and the fourth highest recruit in the state of Utah by 247Sports. The tight end’s commitment would be a key addition to the 12th best recruiting class in the nation for the Class of 2024.
Other notable visits
Five-Star, WR, Ryan Wingo
Wingo made headlines on Thursday, when it was reported that he will make a surprise official visit to Colorado next week to watch the Buffaloes play USC. Wingo had previously been believed to be down to only Texas and his home-state Missouri Tigers.
Regardless, the Top 10 player overall will be in attendance for Missouri’s matchup against Memphis in his hometown St. Louis, Steve Wilfong from 247Sports reports. Wingo is currently the second highest ranked receiver in the country and the second highest overall recruit in Missouri.
Five-star, WR, Cam Coleman (Commit)
The Aggies host Auburn in their SEC opener on Saturday, and also host their highest ranked commit so far as well. The 6'3 receiver from Alabama committed to the Aggies in the summer and has spent the fall tearing up opposing defenses, including a three touchdown performance on Thursday night.
With Coleman planning to take more visits this fall, a good impression is especially important for the Aggies here.
Penn State hosts its annual "White Out" game on Saturday at home against Iowa, and hopes to make a strong impression on a bunch of recruits, including a few notable ones in the class of 2025.
Five-Star, QB, Bryce Underwood (2025)
The No. 1 overall prospect in the Class of 2025 Bryce Underwood is expected to be on campus for Penn State’s matchup on Saturday. The Belleville, Michigan native has received offers from many Power 5 programs such as Alabama, Colorado, LSU, Arkansas and Michigan. While Michigan and LSU are perceived leaders for Underwood, Colorado has made a strong push of late after hosting him last week.
Making a strong impression on Underwood is important, as he plans to commit in January.
Four-Star, TE, Nate Roberts (2025)
The Nittany Lions will also be hosting Nate Roberts this Saturday. Roberts is the No. 2 overall ranked tight end in the class of 2025 according to 247Sports. The Washington, Oklahoma native holds offers from both Penn State and Iowa as well as Notre Dame, Auburn, Baylor and Oklahoma. It will be interesting to see where Penn State falls on the four-star’s list of schools after this weekend and moving forward in his recruiting process.
Five-star, QB, George MacIntyre (2025)
While the No. 1 QB in the class of 2025 will be in Happy Valley on Saturday, the No. 2 quarterback in the junior class will also be on the road - visiting LSU. The Tigers are just one of many SEC teams in the mix for the signal-caller from Brentwood Academy in Tennessee, with Alabama and Tennessee among his other offers.
In an interesting twist, MacIntyre is also a high-end basketball player with Power 5 offers.
Five-Star, OL, David Sanders (2025)
Five-star offensive lineman David Sanders will be at Clemson on Saturday as the Tigers have a crucial matchup with Florida State. Sanders is one of the highest ranked recruits in the nation and is listed as the best offensive lineman in the country by 247Sports. The Charlotte, North Carolina native has also received offers from Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State among many, many others. Dabo Swinney and his staff have a chance to make a good impression on the five-star against the No. 4 Florida State Seminoles.
Five-Star, ATH DJ Pickett (2025)
For the second weekend in a row, Five-star athlete DJ Pickett will be visiting Florida as it hosts Charlotte. Pickett was also in Gainesville last weekend when the Gators defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 29-16. The Tampa, Florida native is listed as both a wide receiver and safety but seems to be recruited more as a safety. The five-star is listed at the highest ranked safety in the nation and the second highest ranked recruit in the state of Florida for the Class of 2025 according to 247Sports.
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