Bold predictions for early signing period

Cliff Alexander's finalists are Kansas, Illinois, DePaul and Memphis. Chris Williams/Icon SMI

The early recruiting signing period is this week and that means many of the top players in the country will ink their signatures on a letter of intent. In advance of all the activity, here are 10 bold predictions for the signing period:

1. Cliff Alexander will pull a shocker and remain in the state of Illinois.

At one point, Michigan State was the favorite to land Alexander, and now the Spartans aren't even in his final four. Then it was Kansas that moved to the forefront, but now the Jayhawks appear to have lost some momentum. The finalists entering his decision are KU, Illinois, DePaul and Memphis.