We all know there is a dead period in the world of college sports in attempting to lure players.
But it’s a free country and recruits can travel to the town a school is in and look around on their own dime, which is what Chance Moore did and Saturday he verbally committed to Arkansas.
It’s just another sign of how good Eric Musselman and his staff are in getting players, particularly good ones. Moore is the fifth straight Top 100 prospect the Razorbacks have either gotten a commitment from or signed.
That hasn’t happened often for the Hogs — if ever.
Moore is a 6-5, 195-pound shooting guard-small forward from Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern. He reportedly picked Arkansas over Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Ole Miss, Clemson, Florida State, Georgetown, Xavier and others.
He is ranked as the 44th-best player in the 2021 class by ESPN, 83rd by 247Sports and 92nd by Rivals.
Moore and his father visited the Arkansas campus this weekend. He had received an offer May 29 and was on a virtual tour two days later.
Maybe the most telling thing is this staff does so well with all that stuff they drove nearly 700 miles one way from an Atlanta suburb to Fayetteville to visit an essentially empty campus.
That’s some strong recruiting, especially in this virtual day and age.