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Rivals Camp Series D.C.: Friedman's predictions

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Bryan Bresee
Bryan Bresee

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ALDIE, Va. -- The Rivals Camp Series presented by adidas hit the Washington, D.C. area and welcomed in a number of touted prospects. Rivals.com’s Adam Friedman tried his hand at predicting where some of the event’s most notable players will land on National Signing Day.

The last few weeks of Bresee’s recruitment have been talked about endlessly and his commitment date is coming up on Tuesday. Clemson is the favorite, having just hosted him during its spring game two weeks ago, but programs such as Ohio State, Penn State, Georgia and Alabama are all in the conversation. Bresee has taken visits all over the country but, that being said, it would surprise many if he did not choose Clemson when he announces his decision this week.

Prediction: Clemson

Harrison is a priority target for many schools and his recruitment is fairly wide open. Michigan, Maryland, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Penn State and Oklahoma are his top programs and all of them except Maryland (because it is so close to home) will get official visits. Michigan is expected to get its official visit in early June and Harrison wants to knock out all of his official visits in the offseason so he can commit before the season. He isn’t opposed to waiting until after the season but that is not his preference. Michigan is in a very good place for him right now but Penn State and Maryland are big players as well. There is a lot to play out still so this prediction could change.

Prediction: Michigan

LSU, Alabama and Maryland are doing the best job recruiting Izzard at the moment but there are plenty of programs in the mix for him. Don’t expect a decision prior to late July or August, if it comes before the season at all. LSU continues to do a great job recruiting the Mid-Atlantic and is a major player for Izzard. It will be interesting to see how he reacts after taking an official visit there. Maryland will always have some of Izzard’s attention because he is very close with the program. The Terps won’t give up on him regardless of when he announces his commitment but if Izzard had to commit today it would probably be LSU.

Prediction: LSU

Jarrett keeps his cards close to his chest but on Sunday he gave some hints as to where things could be headed. LSU and Tennessee are slated to get official visits during the next month or so and both have been making big strides with Jarrett. Ohio State, a one-time favorite to land Jarrett’s commitment, has fallen back a bit but is still very much in the race. Clemson is hanging around with Jarrett as well and stands to benefit a great deal if it can get him to take an official visit to the campus. For now, LSU and Tennessee are battling this one out but it is anybody’s guess if either of these two can sustain their momentum until Jarrett decides to commit. Tennessee is my prediction for now, because it has the later of the two official visits that are planned, but things could quickly change down the road.

Prediction: Tennessee

Penn State, Mississippi State, North Carolina and NC State are the top programs for Parks at the moment and it seems one of them will get his commitment on May 2. The momentum is behind Penn State and the fact that his teammate, Rivals250 defensive back Josh Moten, is already committed to the Nittany Lions definitely helps. Parks has taken a few visits to State College and is very familiar with the players and coaching staff. It would be a little bit of a surprise if he didn’t choose Penn State when he commits but both North Carolina and NC State have hosted him and he really enjoyed his time at each. Parks does intend to take all five of his official visits so his recruitment won’t be over when he announces in a few weeks.

Prediction: Penn State