Nashville (Tenn.) Pearl-Cohn wide receiver Rashad Mason is one of the top uncommitted wide receiver prospects in the Southeast. This week, the 6-foot-6, 235-pounder has been playing host to multiple coaching staffs while preparing for an official visit to Ole Miss this coming weekend.
Mason was scheduled to visit UCLA, but replaced the Bruins with the Rebels.
"I am interested in them," he said. "They were one of the first schools to jump on me in this recruiting thing. They are trying to make a change in the program. They told me that they want me to be a part of the change and they said I could help a lot."
Earlier this week, Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr and assistant Erik Campbell made an in-home visit with Mason. This was coming off his official visit to Ann Arbor last weekend.
"When they came in they were telling my mother about Michigan," Mason said. "They really educated my mother about Michigan. I went there last weekend."
North Carolina assistant coach Charlie Williams was in Mason's home.
"That visit went good, too," Mason said. "I had already made the visit out there. He came in and told my mother about some academic stuff."
As he has done with Michigan, Mason already has made an official visit to UNC. The Tar Heels were his first official visit and he went to Chapel Hill on the weekend of Jan. 5.
New North Carolina head coach Butch Davis hasn't made an in-home visit with Mason as of yet.
"Coach Williams said he was going to save him for later," he said.
LSU, which gets a visit the weekend of Jan. 26, will send assistant coach Todd Monken to the school on Friday afternoon.
Mason's basketball game Friday night means a late arrival in Oxford.
"I won't start my visit until Saturday morning," he said.
There are two things that have yet to become clear for Mason. The first is a favorite among the schools that are recruiting him. The second is which school will get his fifth and final official visit.
"Right now, I'm trying to just keep everything even until after my last visit," Mason said. "That's so I can compare every team and decide which one is the best fit."
Arkansas, Louisville, Kentucky, Tennessee and Clemson all are possibilities for Mason's final visit. He hasn't decided which school he will see.
Mason is set to move up considerably in the Rivals.com prospect ratings, when they are finalized next week.