Who has the edge for top prospects?

With National Signing Day less than a week away, there are numerous committed and uncommitted four and five-star prospects that have yet to make their final decisions.

For the first time in two years, it looks like the nation’s No. 1 prospect will actually sign a Letter of Intent on Signing Day. However, there are others who could extend the process.

Where will five-stars like Seantrel Henderson and Keenan Allen land?

Rivals.com national analyst Mike Farrell takes a look at those in the Rivals250 that are still in play in his last Weekly Whispers for the 2010 class.

OL Seantrel Henderson – The nation’s top offensive lineman has narrowed his choices to Ohio State, USC, Notre Dame, Florida and Miami. The Buckeyes hold the edge here, and Notre Dame is emerging as a sleeper. Miami gets the final visit, but it would surprise many if he ended up anyplace but the Midwest.

DB Keenan Allen – To stick with Alabama or join his brother, Zach Maynard, at Clemson – or possibly Cal? A package deal to Clemson is gaining momentum, and we’ll see if Allen and Maynard decide to take the long trip to Cal. Right now it appears family has the edge over his current commitment, and the trip to Cal is on this weekend.

DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa – Owa is supposed to make his decision by the weekend, but likely won’t announce until Signing Day. Oregon State has replaced Oregon in his top three to go with UCLA and Nebraska. Nebraska is his personal favorite according to sources, but will he stay closer to home and play for the Beavers? UCLA was once the leader but has faded. Nebraska seems to be the pick right now.

Rivals.com
1/28/10