College football season means a lot of things to a lot of people. It's wins, losses, tailgates, point spreads, and much, much more. It's also means official visits season for recruits when they get to go visit campus and experience the game day atmosphere just like the players and the fans get to do. And the whole roll out the red carpet thing happens too, of course.
The two biggest conference games this weekend feature the Los Angeles schools, but there are some big time prospects expected to visit some other schools this weekend. Big time recruits from all over the country will be at Oregon, Oregon State, and Washington this weekend and here is a rundown of the biggest names headed to those campuses.
Washington Huskies visitors
Chris Petersen and his staff just landed huge commitment from local recruit Isaiah Gilchrist after their home opener last weekend and are looking to make a big impression on two out of state visitors when they take on Utah State this week.
4 star wide receiver Javon McKinley is perhaps the top receivers on the west coast left on the board and is a dynamite player after the catch. Right now they are probably a darkhorse in the race to land him, but they have certainly put in the work to do so. If they do land him, he'd be the best receiver prospect they have landed since Petersen got there.
4 star defensive end Isaiah Chambers is a prototype player physically and could be dominant on the edge at the next level. He is from the Houston area, but has interest in Pac-12 schools as well as the usual suspects in that region.
Oregon State visitors
Oregon State is running last in the Pac-12 recruiting rankings as of right now, but that could change in a hurry if they ended up landing the two big time prospects that are scheduled to be in Corvallis this weekend.
Christian Wallace is one of the top ranked athletes in the nation and the Beavers are going to be in a battle to pry him away from much more high profile contenders like Texas, LSU, Mississippi State, and Florida also in the mix. Gary Andersen had some nice recruiting classes at Wisconsin, but Wallace would be one of the highest ranked recruits the Oregon State program has landed in years. He's likely a corner or safety at the next level.
Another defensive back who will be in town this weekend if former Cal commit Shurod Thompson. He's a fluid athlete with great change of direction skills that has a knack for producing turnovers. Landing him would mean taking him away from other programs in the conference who typically recruit at a higher level than the Beavers.
One big time Oregon visitor
The Ducks are no stranger to getting visit from big time national prospects, but they are getting an elite cornerback on campus when Nigel Knott gets to Eugene this weekend. It's been speculated that he may ultimately commit to the Ducks if the visit goes as well as some expect it to.
Georgia State is certainly not a showcase matchup, but the crowd will be hopping in Autzen like they always are and they'll have a chance to impress Knott, who I see as a young Antoine Winfield type at cornerback. He hits harder than some linebackers and is a phenomenal athlete at the position.