Weekend visits of high major players
With school back in session, seniors across the country are taking official visits, which means commitment season is about to kick off. This weekend isn't the busiest visit weekend that we'll see in the next few months but it is an important one headlined by five-star Frank Jackson's visit to Duke.
Will there be action with Jackson?
|Frank Jackson is visiting Duke.|
Big Ten teams host important duosIllinois and Indiana will each host a pair of Rivals150 visitors. Four-star prospects Xavier Simpson and Xavier Sneed will visit with the Illini while five-star Miles Bridges and four-star Curtis Jones check out the Hoosiers. In Champaign, John Groce and staff have been searching for a high end point guard to run their offense since they arrived on campus and they are hoping Simpson fits the bill because of his playmaking. The No. 88 player from Lima (Ohio) Senior has already seen Iowa State and has a visit scheduled to Miami for next weekend. He recently added a Wisconsin offer. Ranked No. 102 in 2016, Sneed has the Illini in his top five along with Creighton, Xavier, Kansas State and Wichita State. An athletic 6-foot-5 wing from Florissant (Mo.) Hazelwood Central, Sneed is likely to make at least a few of his official visits. However, the Illini have put themselves into good position and appear to be in a tight race with Kansas State and Xavier. Indiana coach Tom Crean and his staff are hoping to make a big impression. Taking the first of his five scheduled official visits -- Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State and North Carolina also have dates set -- Bridges is an athletic and tough five-star swingman who would be an immediate difference-maker for the Hoosiers. Ranked No. 60 and a teammate of Bridges at Huntington (W.V.) Prep, Jones is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who has also set visits with Georgetown and Oklahoma State for the next two weekends. Word for the past few months has been that the Hoosiers have put themselves into really good position with Jones and having former teammate Thomas Bryant on campus could help them out. It isn't a lock that Jones will make a decision during or shortly after his visit, but he's a major priority and it wouldn't be a shock if he ended it for the Hoosiers sooner than later.
Other key weekend visits
|Kentucky is targeting Kobi Simmons.|