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January 18, 2013
Visit weekend: Hitting the homestretch
Dallas Jackson is the National Columnist for Rivals.com. Email him your comments or story ideas to DallasJ@Yahoo-Inc.com and follow him on Twitter.
Headed down the homestretch of the recruiting season, the second weekend of official visits is loaded with impressive groups of players going to campuses far and wide as coaches make final impressions before National Signing Day.
Three programs will be hosting nearly all of the recruiting classes, and Colorado, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt and Virginia have double-digit visitors on campus with nearly all of them committed but unsigned.
The staffs at each will be able to let the future teammates bond instead of selling prospective athletes on the campus.
Headed to Charlottesville this weekend will be 19 players, many of them commits. Three-star offensive tackle Sadiq Olanrewaju will travel south from Salisbury (Conn.) Salisbury School, and he said that this weekend is important in developing early chemistry.
"I'm excited to see my new teammates," he told Rivals.com. "There's something about meeting your fellow warriors for the first time."
He will not be the only player meeting future teammates this weekend. Here is the inside scoop on those story lines and more from the big weekend across the country.
Official Visit Weekend Previews: Jan. 19, 2013