Countdown to Signing Day: The Final Stretch

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Signing Day: February 6, 2008

Calendar: Recruiting is currently in a Dead period, but a Quiet period comes on Friday and Saturday. Sunday marks the beginning of the true home stretch in recruiting, the final Contact period before Signing Day.

During a Dead period, no official or unofficial visits may take place and college coaches cannot visit recruits. Coaches can call prospects once a week, but that’s about it. During a Quiet period, official and unofficial visits may take place and college coaches can visit high schools. In-home visits are not allowed at this time. During the Contact period, college coaches may make in-home visits and visit high schools, and official and unofficial visits may take place.

The Latest…

Things change quickly, but as of now here is some of the latest news on Virginia targets…

– According to St. Xavier (Cincinnati, OH) head coach Steve Specht, defensive end prospect Greg Scruggs is not likely to make an official visit to Virginia. Specht said, “I don’t think he is going to visit Virginia. He has been to Tennessee and N.C. State. He will go to Louisville this weekend, Wake Forest, and then I think he will take a visit to Michigan State. He is at the point where he has had to make some decisions. He wants to major in Business. The fact that he would have to carry a 3.4 grade point average to do that at Virginia concerned him a little bit.”

– South Lakes (Reston, VA) WR A.J. Price will make an official visit to Penn State on the weekend of the 18th. Do not be surprised if a decision comes soon after this visit, as Price believes that he has already seen enough of Virginia to make a decision. A visit to Michigan isn’t out of the realm of possibility, but at this point it looks like his decision will come down to Penn State and Virginia.

– Top target R.J. Mattes heads to Clemson this weekend for an official visit. The 6-7, 275-pound offensive tackle will then have one more visit remaining (to South Carolina on the weekend of the 18th) before he plans to make a decision. North Carolina, N.C. State and Virginia are the other three contenders.

– Winslow Township (Atco, N.J.) WR Brandon Jones