The Early Signing Period begins tomorrow, but there is still a lot of work to do between now and when it ends. In this week’s Twitter Tuesday mailbag, Rivals.com Basketball Analyst Corey Evans evaluates the situations around Hunter Dickinson, checks in on Arkansas’ frontcourt pursuit, identifies landing spots for Adam Miller and more.
Latest on Hunter Dickinson?
— Robert Davis (@dukedavis76) November 10, 2019
Hunter Dickinson is one of the final top-50 prospects that has yet to make his college decision known. His recruitment feels like it has been going on for years because, well, it has. Dickinson visited Notre Dame and Purdue officially last fall, and both programs have been recruiting him since his freshman season.
He completed his official visit tour over a month ago and is down to a final four of Duke, Florida State, Michigan and Notre Dame. Duke made a late run but I would be very surprised if he chooses the Blue Devils. The same can be said for Florida State.
Notre Dame may be the safest choice seeing that Mike Brey has had such success throughout his tenure with players like Dickinson. However, I believe Dickinson is intrigued enough by Juwan Howard's NBA pedigree that he will ink with the Wolverines.
Where do Chris Moore and Jaylin Williams end up?
— Grayson Russell (@GraysonRuss_au) November 10, 2019
Chris Moore will make his college decision on Friday. He is down to a final three that consists of Arkansas, Auburn and Memphis. Eric Musselman has found great success of late with the top talent within his state, but I give Penny Hardaway’s squad the edge over the Hawgs.
All will not be lost for Arkansas’ frontcourt pursuit, though. After visiting Fayetteville over the weekend, Jaylin Williams is within sight. Distance could be a factor in his decision, which only plays further into Mussleman’s hands. He took an official visit to Auburn alongside his travel teammate, Moore, two weeks ago, and just canceled his official visit to Texas A&M. He does not plan on signing this week but I expect Williams to end up at Arkansas.
Will Adam Miller sign in the early signing period?
— Tate Hedgespeth (@TateHedge) November 11, 2019
That is the vibe. There was a belief earlier this fall that Adam Miller would prolong his recruitment some and not sign until the spring. That is still true but instead of not committing until next year, Miller will announce his college decision on November 21, the day after the early signing period ends.
Arizona State picked up plenty of steam towards the latter half of the summer but is now no longer under consideration. Illinois has taken over the pole position for the in-state star but don’t count out Arizona. The Wildcats have come on of late and might be right behind the in-state bunch for Miller. Louisville rounds out his final list of three and while I like Illinois’ chances the greatest, Arizona is one that is worth monitoring.