For the recruiting experts/ insiders about the status of the State of Arkansas basketball talent.
Boys. Arkansas Class of 2020 has three players in the ESPN Top 100. Are all three a lock for UA and how about the Class of 2021? Didn’t notice any from Arkansas listed in ESPN’s Top 60 rankings.
Girls. Arkansas Class of 2020 has four players in the ESPN 100. Only one of the four appear to be heading to the Hill. Why did Sasha Goforth select Oregon State, Destiny Salary select Tennessee and of all people, Coriah Beck select Memphis? Why is so much talent leaving Arkansas? Lastly, of the three girls currently listed in ESPN’s Class 2021 Top 60, where does the UA stand for their signatures?
AR boys have four in the ESPN Top 100 for 2020. Yes, all are committed or signed with AR.
While I don’t see any AR kids in the 2021 Top 60 rankings, 5 (well six really, but he committed to aTm) currently ranked have expressed interest in AR.
As for the girls, Goforth I believe has some link to Oregon, Beck didn’t want to follow her dad’s path and wanted to create her own. Eaton came here. I don’t know why Salary chose TN. Maybe Dudley or RD can tell us that one.
Wolfenbarger, and Dauda have been spoken about by Dudley and RD. Both seem to like the Hogs. Think we are in good shape there. Haven’t heard of Higgenbottom before. Dudley, RD?
Saturday at 6:00 pm in Hot Springs the 6A girls finals will be Bentonville vs. Fayetteville. Wish I could be there to see this battle. Besides Dauda there will be other young ladies there that have a lot of D1 offers in the pocket that Neighbors is watching.
I don’t think Salary was a “take” for Arkansas, especially after Eaton committed. In fact, her signing with TN came as a surprise to most in Jonesboro, I think she got a real late offer after they missed on some.