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East Poinsett County guard Rashad “Ky” Madden will not sign with Arkansas in the early signing period, which begins tomorrow, according to reports by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Hawgs Illustrated.
Madden, who is ranked the No. 29 player overall in the ESPNU100, is one of five commitments to the Razorbacks basketball program in the class of 2011, including three highly-touted recruits from in-state. He verbally committed to Arkansas over Ole Miss in October, but those commitments are non-binding.
Madden (6-5, 170) said he is still committed to the Razorbacks and as of now will sign with the team in April, but is concerned about the number of guards at the school.
“In April, the season is pretty much over with and I can compare myself with all of the other guards,” Madden told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Arkansas’ recruiting class has garnered high reviews from analysts across the country. Last week the Razorbacks were said to have the second-best recruiting class in the nation by ESPN, behind only Kentucky.
The other four verbal commitments are expected to sign with Arkansas during the upcoming signing period, which ends Nov. 17.
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