HOOPS RECRUITING: Monk mum on favorites

Arkansas small foward Marcus Monk says he could sign in the early period.

East Poinsett County (Ark.) small forward Marcus Monk told OUInsider.com this afternoon that he still doesn't have a favorite or a top five for his college choice.

However, the 6-foot-6, 200-pounder did confirm that he's still considering Oklahoma, but refuted rumors that OU, Arkansas and Kansas are the front-runners for his services.

"Nothing's been decided," said Monk, a 3.9 student with an 1100 SAT score. "My mom and I are trying to narrow it down. We're not in a hurry to do anything right now."

Monk, who visited OU in May officially, said he talked to Sooner coach Kelvin Sampson a couple of weeks ago and their conversation was "good."

"I like the family atmosphere (at OU)," said Monk, who averaged 25 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists last season. "Everybody's close there and I like their style of play. They're definitely high on my list."

Monk said he plans to sign in the early signing period, but emphasized his signature hinges on several factors.

"Playing time, style of play and where I feel most comfortable at," said Monk, a standout wide receiver for his high school's football team, which starts practice on Monday. "That's what'll decide it."

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