Hold That Thought

While there was supposed to be an announcement today regarding the college choice of Kodi Augustus, Hawgs Illustrated has learned the process has taken a surprising twist with the limited slots the Razorbacks have for 2007 prospects.

TEANECK, N.J. - Kodi Augustus was all set to make an announcement today at the Reebok ABCD Camp that he was going to be signing with the University of Arkansas in November.

The 6-9, 205-pound Augusutus and his Houston Superstars AAU coach John Eurey made that perfectly clear to several publications on Thursday.

But that won't happen - at least for the time being - asit appears that Arkansas was not ready to take the commitment of Augustus.

"There's been a change of heart," Houston Superstars AAU head coach John Eurey said. "This thing is going to last awhile longer before there is an announcement."

Hawgs Illustrated has learned through sources that the Razorbacks are doing a delicate balancing act with Augustus and others since they only have two scholarships numerically for the 2007 class - one of them that is currently taken by former walk on and current redshirt junior Preston Cranford.

The Razorbacks already have a commitment from Har-Ber shooting guard Nate Rakestraw (6-5, 212) and are also known to covet Junction City star James Anderson (6-6, 190), Michigan prep star Darquavis Tucker (6-3, 180) and Augustus.

Sources indicate that the plan right now is to only take one of those players and the Razorbacks continue to evaluate all of the aforementioned trio.

"We thought they were ready to get this done," Eurey said. "Apparently not. It's very dsisappointing to us all, but they are doing things they way they want to do them."

Arkansas head coach Stan Heath and Glynn Cyprien have been at Reebok watching Augustus and Tucker since Thursday morning and will move on to the Nike All-American Camp where Anderson on Friday night.

Razorback assistant coach Orande Taliaferro has been at Nike watching Anderson's games.

Augustus had apaprently chosen Arkansas over Texas and Texas A&M according to his comments on Thursday, but now the process will go longer.

"With the way things have worked themselves out, we are going to let three more schools into the process than the three we've talked about," Eurey said. "I don't want to name them, but I will say they are all in the SEC."


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