Recruiting is often a whirlwind process, but it's hard to imagine a recruit being whipped around quite the way St. Petersburg (Fla.) Gibbs cornerback Gary Simon has been.
Simon visited Iowa State, Arkansas and Oklahoma in the last week and a half and will make his decision Wednesday between those three.
Simon told Rivals.com that he would likely sit down with his family Wednesday to decide but would hold off on an announcement until signing day, Feb. 1.
Simon (6-foot-1, 177 pounds) spent much of his time on his Norman visit with Tony Jefferson, who served as his host.
ELSTON COULD VISIT OSU THIS WEEKEND
Oxford (Ala.) athlete Trae Elston has one more weekend to take an official visit, and he will travel to either LSU or Oklahoma State, he told Rivals.com, but it will probably be OSU.
Elston (6-foot-3, 183 pounds) took an official visit last weekend to Mississippi. He said he'll make his final choice between Ole Miss, LSU and OSU.
Elston, a three-star prospect, said OSU became an option in December after he developed a strong relationship with Cowboys' secondary coach Jason Jones.
“I've been talking to him since football season,” Elston said. “I told people about Oklahoma State in December, and I've just got a good connection with Jason Jones.”
SOONERS CONTINUING FOCUS ON CORNERS
After losing Kevin Peterson on Monday night to Oklahoma State and De'Vante Harris earlier this month to Texas A&M, it's no surprise cornerbacks have been a major focus of OU's late recruiting push.
In addition to Simon, the Sooners are still pressing hard on San Antonio Brandeis' Colin Blake, a teammate of OU commit Kyle Marrs. Blake decommitted from Texas A&M recently.
While Simon was in Norman on his official visit Monday, Bob Stoops and Mike Stoops flew to Louisiana to work on another cornerback prospect, Ruston's Kentrell Brice.
OU will also host Keller (Texas) Central's Zack Sanchez, a Baylor commit, this weekend.
Sanchez (6-0, 172) is likely to wind up as a defensive back in college.
It's not clear if the Sooners are still interested in Brandon Beaver of Compton (Calif.) Dominguez.
Beaver was scheduled to visit last weekend, but a communications mixup resulted in him not making the trip. Beaver isn't likely to visit the Sooners before signing day.
OU SETTING SIGHTS ON 2013
There won't be any post-signing day lull in recruiting as OU will host its junior day for 2013 prospects on Feb. 4, just three days after signing day.
Among the prospects expected to attend are Sequoyah-Tahlequah quarterback Brayden Scott, whose offers include Alabama; Tulsa East Central athlete Stanvon Taylor; and Dallas Kimball defensive tackle Justin Manning.
Manning is the brother of former Sooner DeMarcus Granger.