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Old Jan 9, 2017, 08:34 AM   #3176
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Well dead period ends this week. It’s been noted that Illinois will get a full class. Right now they sit with 17 commits and have several visits set-up the next few weeks. At a minimum you’d think they’ll add eight more players to this year’s class. That number may jump to 28 with the ability to over sign by three and four players enrolling early. My wish list (in order of most wanted) is based off who we know is visiting or has visited and listed Illinois in the final few schools.

Jeff Thomas WR visiting 1/20 we all know about him rank 0.9736
Trajon Cotton S visiting 1/20 several Power 5 offers 247 rank 0.8574
Jalen Harris DE visiting 1/20 10+ Power 5 offers 247 rank 0.8696
Zamari Maxwell CB visiting 1/20 10+ Power 5 offers 247 rank 0.8453----newly added to the visit list
Joshua Fedd-Jackson OG visited 12/9 several Power 5 247 rank 0.8429
Ernest Bagner DE visiting 1/20 a few Power 5 offers 247 rank 0.8267
Reggie Roberson WR visited 10/7 7 Power 5 offers 247 rank 0.8524
Alex Palczewski OL visiting 1/20 a few Power 5 offers 247 rank .0833
Louis Dorsey WR/TE visiting 1/20 list several Power 5 247 rank N/A
Zion Debose DE visiting 1/13 10 Power 5 offers 247 rank 0.8496

This would put Illini at 26 commits and would be a great haul. Some other names of interest.

Daniel Callendar DE
Preston Mixon OL
Dallas Branch CB






my top 6 would be
Jeff Thomas WR
Joshua Fedd-Jackson OG
Jalen Harris DE
Alex Palczewski OL
Ernest Bagner DE
Louis Dorsey WR/TE


just because if we can get these 6 and keep the ones already committed, it would really give us a very good OL/DL and WR class something we really haven't had for a good while Also if Brown get Healthy plus our 2 Rb commits nice class there as well, would be a very very good base to build on for Lovie and staff
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Old Jan 9, 2017, 11:10 AM   #3177
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Three decommits from Minnesota. Javan Hawes, Jakyle Holmes
and Jimmie Terry. None of real interest for Illinois.
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Old Jan 9, 2017, 03:32 PM   #3178
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So are we positive on Jeff Thomas visiting on 1/20? 247 sports has him visiting Miami that weekend. I'd assume he's include us in his final visits. Just no confirm from 247 yet.. maybe it won't be an official visit?
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Old Jan 9, 2017, 03:43 PM   #3179
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Rumor has it that Boyd will visit Mizzou the weekend before signing day. I'm getting a little paranoid about all this now. Roberson was starting to like WSU a little bit, Don't know whats going on with Thomas and now Boyd visiting Mizzou?
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Old Jan 9, 2017, 03:45 PM   #3180
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So are we positive on Jeff Thomas visiting on 1/20? 247 sports has him visiting Miami that weekend. I'd assume he's include us in his final visits. Just no confirm from 247 yet.. maybe it won't be an official visit?
This article shows he's visiting Illinois on the 20th.

http://www.scout.com/college/footbal...12-big-ten-acc
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Old Jan 9, 2017, 04:05 PM   #3181
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Got it. Thanks.

Also, Larry Boyd has been one of if not the most outspoken commit in support of Lovie17 in this recruiting class. I don't buy that Mizzou rumor.
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Old Jan 9, 2017, 04:08 PM   #3182
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Got it. Thanks.

Also, Larry Boyd has been one of if not the most outspoken commit in support of Lovie17 in this recruiting class. I don't buy that Mizzou rumor.


I don't either. Larry Boyd LOVES Lovie.
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Old Jan 9, 2017, 04:31 PM   #3183
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Rumor has it that Boyd will visit Mizzou the weekend before signing day. I'm getting a little paranoid about all this now. Roberson was starting to like WSU a little bit, Don't know whats going on with Thomas and now Boyd visiting Mizzou?
Where's the rumor coming from?
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Old Jan 9, 2017, 05:08 PM   #3184
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Where's the rumor coming from?
It came from Frank Cusamano in STL. he has his own radio show and he said that he was going to visit. The rumor seems to be spreading to other places. Don't know if it's true or not?
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Old Jan 9, 2017, 05:54 PM   #3185
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It came from Frank Cusamano in STL. he has his own radio show and he said that he was going to visit. The rumor seems to be spreading to other places. Don't know if it's true or not?
Very reminiscent of Trevour Simms last year. Hopefully the staff can hold on to Lowe. Still have three or four OL that Illini are in on so it wouldn't be a huge loss. I like Lowe and hope he sticks. Can't teach size and he is a huge human being.
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Old Jan 9, 2017, 07:46 PM   #3186
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Very reminiscent of Trevour Simms last year. Hopefully the staff can hold on to Lowe. Still have three or four OL that Illini are in on so it wouldn't be a huge loss. I like Lowe and hope he sticks. Can't teach size and he is a huge human being.
I think Lowe is really solid it's boyd that alot of ppl are worried about a potential visit on Jan 20. Don't know where I hear that. It might have been another board.

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Old Jan 10, 2017, 10:47 AM   #3187
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Crystal ball pick for Jeff Thomas to Louisville. His recruitment is all over the map.
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 11:00 AM   #3188
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From Larry Boyd's twitter:

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Old Jan 10, 2017, 11:01 AM   #3189
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From Larry Boyd's twitter:

Love it!
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 11:02 AM   #3190
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Good on ya Larry
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 11:22 AM   #3191
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From Larry Boyd's twitter:

Sounds like he's flipping. So, Cusamano's saying Miznoz has a chance, right?
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 11:22 AM   #3192
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Crystal ball pick for Jeff Thomas to Louisville. His recruitment is all over the map.
Now one to Miami from Gus Ramos.

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Old Jan 10, 2017, 11:23 AM   #3193
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So, Cusamano's saying Miznoz has a chance, right?
Probably he is the biggest Mizzou apologist out there

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Old Jan 10, 2017, 11:30 AM   #3194
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Now one to Miami from Gus Ramos.
Miami is the school that worries me the most. I think Mark Richt, Kuligowski connections at ESL, and THE U things are very appealing to any kid

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Old Jan 10, 2017, 11:40 AM   #3195
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Miami is the school that worries me the most. I think Mark Richt, Kuligowski connections at ESL, and THE U things are very appealing to any kid
That's a long way from home but what scares me is the Gus is an Illinois Insider.

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Old Jan 10, 2017, 11:41 AM   #3196
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Love it!
I love seeing this. Cusamano strikes out again!
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 11:43 AM   #3197
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Now one to Miami from Gus Ramos.
That's not good. Isn't Ramos an Illini guy? Look, he probably wasn't going to play here anyways because of his grades, but i hope his teammates still come though. What hurts is the fact he would give us instant credibility with other top STL area players.
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 11:44 AM   #3198
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I love seeing this. Cusamano strikes out again!
I can't stand Frank. When he used to be on 590 he was almost unlistenable.

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Old Jan 10, 2017, 12:04 PM   #3199
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Damn right, Larry.

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Old Jan 10, 2017, 01:34 PM   #3200
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Frank Cusumano is a slime ball. He's prob buddies with Quin Snyder.

And yes, Gus picking Jeff Thomas to anyone other than us is concerning. Immediately you think grades.
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