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Late Signing Period Brings New Hogs To The Hill

NCAA Basketball: Tennessee at Arkansas Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

The Late Signing Period has officially begun. Players from all over the world can now sign their National Letter of Intent to schools all over the country. While many players signed during the Early Signing Period in April, the rosters really begin to take shape this time of year.

Arkansas expects to sign 5 during this period, but there are questions over when it may happen. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on when players may sign. Signing day is one of the highlights for today’s player. It is and should be their day. With most people stuck at home, signing day is different than it has ever been before.

As of 11am on Wednesday, New Mexico Graduate Transfer Vance Jackson had officially signed. Jackson is a 6-9 wing who can shoot from 3-point range and guard multiple positions.

Let’s not forget Davonte Davis. Davis is a 6-4 guard who can create shots for other and get to the basket at will. Devo signed back in November and was vocal in recruiting other in-state players such as Moses Moody, Chris Moore, Jaylin Williams, and K.K. Robinson.

Northern Kentucky Graduate Transfer Jalen Tate is also expected to sign Wednesday. Tate joins the Hogs to potentially fill the role that Jimmy Whitt leaves behind. Like Whitt, Tate is very athletic and a plus defender.

K.K. Robinson of Bryant announced on Twitter last night that he will be signing on April 20. K.K. spent his senior season playing at the prestigious Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. The point guard can create and has a smooth 3-point shot. I expect Robinson to have an impact early for the Hogs.

The final 2 verbal commitments have not expressed their plans on when to sign. Forward Jaylin Williams of Fort Smith Northside and Moses Moody of North Little Rock.

As of now, Arkansas’ class is ranked 6th in the country. This could be the class that changes the course of the program back to the glory days of the 90s.