The Mocs have signed three in the early signing period, and are expected to ink at least one more that we know of before the period ends.
Shaquille Preston was one of the Super 16 in the state of Louisiana. The players ranked around him in the state of Louisiana were signing with major conference schools. In fact, Preston picked the Mocs over West Virginia and UTEP, among others. Those are both schools from bigger conferences. He is a wonderful find for the Mocs. He's a shooting guard. The Mocs need shooters, and hopefully Preston is one of them.
Brandon Maxwell is the son of Vernon Maxwell. He is a point guard. He too is supposed to be a great shooter as well. He should be an outstanding player. The Mocs need more athletes. Preston and Maxwell will help in that regard. Think about it- these guys will be making the Mocs depth chart that much better in the future.
Jacolby Mobley is the other signee. He is also projected as a point guard. He is a junior college signee. He too adds to the Mocs depth. The Mocs need depth and Mobley adds to it. He will only be with the team for two years. He chose the Mocs over Middle Tennessee and North Texas. The Mean Green are an FBS school, Middle Tennessee is too, and the Blue Raiders are one of the top programs in the state of Tennessee (behind Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Memphis, and roughly equal to Belmont).
Anthony "Duke" Etheridge has not signed yet, but he is 6-6 and a juco forward. He is the sort of match-up problem that Will Wade wants to have on the roster. He is long athletic, and people say that he could be Z Mason once Mason is gone after this year. He'll only be around for a couple of years, but this guy could be a golden find for the Mocs as well.
Put it all together and the Mocs have four signees that could easily bring a lot for the Moc fans to look at. These players are going to be a big boost to getting the Mocs back to the top of the SoCon.