Commentary

Early signing period surprises

Originally Published: November 17, 2011
By ESPN Recruiting Nation | ESPN.com
Here is a look at 10 things that jumped out at us during the early signing period.

Buckeyes blanked

The Ohio State Buckeyes have no early signees. Jared Sullinger is an NBA draft lottery lock, and a marquee low-post scorer or power forward such as Tony Parker (Lithonia, Ga./Miller Grove), Amile Jefferson (Philadelphia/Friends Central) or Anthony Bennett (Brampton, Ontario/Findlay Prep) would have minutes available right away. Regardless, we expect coach Thad Matta and his experienced staff to add a high-level performer in the regular signing period.