Based on reported verbal commitments, the UE men expect three signees and the Aces women four as the NCAA’s early period gets under way.
The signing period runs for a week starting Wednesday, and coaches from both staffs will announce their recruiting classes officially and discuss the new prospects once all letters of intent are received.
Letters of intent are binding agreements that are renewable each year, granting financial aid, as opposed to a non-binding verbal commitment.
Men’s verbals heading into signing period:
—Blake Simmons (6-foot-5 forward from Castle High School): Committed May 2012 and will sign Thursday during a ceremony at his school.
—Duane Gibson (6-foot-3 point guard from Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School in Cleveland): Committed October 2012 and will sign Friday as part of a ceremony at VASJ.
—Jaylon Brown (5-foot-11 point guard from Fishers High School): Committed October 2012 and will sign Wednesday and participate in school ceremony Thursday.
—Sasha Robinson (6-foot-1 post player from Brown County High School): Committed Sept. 2011.
—Kenzie Gustin (5-foot-11 forward from Pendleton Heights High School): Committed Dec. 2011.
—Caitlyn Russell (6-foot-2 post player from Holmen High School in Wisconsin): Committed Dec. 2011.
—Sara Dickey (5-foot-10 guard from Riverton Parke High School): Committed June 2012.