Best of the college football recruiting visits: Pac-12

Visit season began in earnest for the Pac-12 this past weekend, as recruits were all over the conference on official and unofficial visits. Here is a look at some of those trips through the eyes of prospects on social media:

In terms of big-name prospects, there wasn't a more important visit than Nigel Knott heading to Eugene for an official visit with Oregon. Knott, the nation's No. 39 overall prospect is receiving significant pull from Alabama and Ole Miss closer to home, but the Ducks got a visit from the standout cornerback before he announces his commitment on Wednesday.

It's rare that local prospects and Oregon commitments Lamar Winston and Brady Breeze miss a Ducks game, but both were sure to be in attendance when it meant being able to throw a recruiting pitch at one of the program's top targets.

Rival Oregon State also hosted important recruits over the weekend, as ESPN 300 safety Shurod Thompson and four-star athlete Christian Wallace took official visits. They were joined in Corvallis by ESPN Junior 300 wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins.

Keeping it in the Pacific Northwest, Washington hopes it can eventually land commitments from two impact players who were on campus this weekend, as wide receiver Javon McKinley and ESPN 300 defensive end Isaiah Chambers took official visits to Seattle.

USC had an opportunity to make a big impression on local recruits on Saturday night, but instead it was Stanford who earned this year's bragging rights in the head-to-head matchup. A number of prospects made the trip to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, but few likely enjoyed the view more than ESPN 300 quarterback K.J. Costello and ESPN 300 athlete David Long -- both Stanford commitments.

Across town, UCLA authored an exciting comeback win against BYU and did so in front of many recruits of their own. While USC has a fairly significant lead over UCLA in the 2016 class rankings, the Bruins have established momentum on the trail and if results on the field continue to play out as they did Saturday night, could be ready to make a move past USC when it comes to the 2017 class. Defensive back Keith Taylor could turn into one of those 2017 recruits, as he was at the Rose Bowl along with 2016 prospects in safety Keyon Riley, who holds an offer from UCLA, and cornerback Tre Webb.