SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — College basketball’s early signing period begins today with National Signing Day and Tennessee is expecting three National Letters of Intent to sputter in from the fax machine.
Members of the UT staff expect the program’s three incoming freshmen to sign National Letters of Intent in the early period. The group is headlined by Dyer County High School guard Robert Hubbs III and bolstered by Buford (Ga.) High School combo forward A.J. Davis and Huntington (W.Va.) prep point guard Travon Landry.
Until the ink dries, UT coaches can’t comment specifically on any recruits.
Hubbs, widely considered a McDonald’s All-American candidate in his senior season, is the 15th-ranked player in the Class of 2013 by 247Sports. His verbal commitment on Sept. 18 was national news in recruiting circles.
Davis, son of retired 13-year NBA player Antonio Davis, announced his pledge to Tennessee via his Twitter account on the same day as Hubbs. He is graded 86 by 247Sports after averaging 13 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior.
As for Landry, this week has been a long time coming. He verbally committed to UT as a junior at Bob Jones (Ala.) High School last December and has maintained his pledge after transferring to Huntington Prep this season. Landry now shares space on a roster littered with Division I talent. He, alongside four high-major teammates, will sign ceremonial letters of intent together on Thursday.
Brendan F. Quinn covers Tennessee men's basketball. Follow him at Twitter.com/BFQuinn