Now that the intentions of Bobby Portis and Michael Qualls are known, we now know what the Razorbacks are facing on the recruiting trail. They have three scholarships available to fill next season's roster. While we don't know exactly who's going to take those spots, we do know a little about who the Hogs are targeting.
Here are five players known to the public that Arkansas has offered or at least shown interest in.
High School Players Offered
- Melvin Frazier - 4* 6'6" SG/SF from Marrero, Louisiana. He also has offers from LSU, Memphis, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and others. He's a high-flyer type like Qualls. There is concern over whether or not he'll qualify. According to NOLA.com, he has a solid GPA but needs to "add a few points" to his ACT score. If he qualifies, it appears Arkansas has a solid shot. But if not, he'll probably be in juco next year.
- Kyle Alexander - 3* 6'9" PF from Canada. Really long player that would fit in well with Anderson's style of play.
- Dikembe Dixson - 3* 6'7" SF from Bardstown, Kentucky. Also reports offers from South Carolina and Mississippi State.
Arkansas offered both Alexander and Dixson a few weeks ago shortly after the NCAA Tournament loss. To our knowledge, no official visits have been set up. All we know about Alexander and Dixson is that Arkansas has offered. How much mutual interest is unknown at this point.
- F/G Nick King - from Memphis. King is 6'7" swingman who was a 4* Parade All-American out of high school. He was heavily recruited but stayed with his hometown Tigers. He never lived up to his potential at Memphis, averaging 7.2 points in 18.9 minutes per game this season as a sophomore. Of concern is that his FG% dropped from 51.8% as a freshman to 40.4% as a sophomore, but he did battle a lingering ankle injury that caused him to miss a few games, and we never blame anyone for struggling under Josh Pastner because Josh Pastner. He's visited Ole Miss but is planning on visiting Arkansas and Alabama. He would have to sit out the 2016 season but would have two years to play afterward.
- Nigel Williams-Goss from Washington. It was reported a few days ago that he was considering Arkansas along with UNLV, Texas, Georgetown, Michigan State, and Gonzaga. However, this seems like more of a longshot as he's been setting up visits over the last couple of days and Arkansas hasn't been mentioned.
Things can happen quickly in basketball recruiting. As we've discussed before, the basketball program is much more tight-lipped about recruiting compared to how open the football program is. There could be more offers coming or another transfer we don't know about yet. But don't ask about KeVaughn Allen. He signed with Florida on Wednesday.
Out of the list above, it feels like the Razorbacks have the best shot to land King, and Frazier if he qualifies. No guarantees on any of them, however. Basketball recruits can come out of nowhere sometimes.
It's also possible that Arkansas doesn't take three players this spring. Arkansas will have at least four more scholarships available for the class of 2016 and they could save some of their 2015 spots to add to that number if they want to.