DE Leon Mackey has been thru the recruiting process before, perhaps more than any major college recruit in history.
When he signs with someone in February, it will be the fourth time he's made a college decision. It was Virginia Tech out of high school. It was Clemson out of Hargrave Prep, but that changed to USC when the ACC wouldn't allow him to sign with Clemson. And it will be either USC, Texas Tech or Tennessee out of Hinds JC, MS with Mississippi State a long shot. Through all his recruiting travels, Mackey has logged 12 official visits, most likely an NCAA record.
Mackey met with Texas Tech Monday. USC recruiter Lorenzo Ward may be down to see him Wednesday and Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen is scheduled for Thursday. Mackey would like to make a decision by Friday though Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville is scheduled to meet with him early next week.
Right now there is not a leader among the top three teams.