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Old Jan 9, 2017, 05:08 PM   #3201
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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   #3202
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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   #3203
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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   #3204
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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   #3205
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From Larry Boyd's twitter:

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Old Jan 10, 2017, 11:01 AM   #3206
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From Larry Boyd's twitter:

Love it!
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 11:02 AM   #3207
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Good on ya Larry
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 11:22 AM   #3208
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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   #3209
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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   #3210
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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   #3211
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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   #3212
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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   #3213
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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   #3214
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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   #3215
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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   #3216
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Damn right, Larry.

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Old Jan 10, 2017, 01:34 PM   #3217
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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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Old Jan 10, 2017, 02:04 PM   #3218
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Thomas

I wouldn't get your hopes up too high for Thomas. He has huge academic concerns, and those types of recruitments rarely work out in U of I's favor. It would be the cherry on top, but I wouldn't set yourself up for more than a long shot.
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 02:20 PM   #3219
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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.
I don't believe he plays D1 football anywhere next year.
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 02:40 PM   #3220
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I don't believe he plays D1 football anywhere next year.
ESL staff seems confident that he'll play D1 next year, needs to be really good in the classroom though but I'm sure they will have the teachers on-board with making sure he's doing what needs to be done.
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 02:51 PM   #3221
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ESL staff seems confident that he'll play D1 next year, needs to be really good in the classroom though but I'm sure they will have the teachers on-board with making sure he's doing what needs to be done.
High school staff and coaches will always say a kid will qualify. Of course what are they supposed to say? "Thanks for your interest D1 coaches, but there's no way this kid can get the grades."

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Old Jan 10, 2017, 03:20 PM   #3222
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High school staff and coaches will always say a kid will qualify. Of course what are they supposed to say? "Thanks for your interest D1 coaches, but there's no way this kid can get the grades."
Their actions will speak louder than their words, if we start hearing about Thomas looking at Jucos then you know he won't qualify.
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 03:34 PM   #3223
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I don't believe he plays D1 football anywhere next year.

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Old Jan 10, 2017, 03:36 PM   #3224
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High school staff and coaches will always say a kid will qualify. Of course what are they supposed to say? "Thanks for your interest D1 coaches, but there's no way this kid can get the grades."
Actually ESL staff do tell the coaches exactly what their grades are. Again, didn't Stanley Green start as a true freshman. This isn't their first Rodeo. Didn't Terry Beckner start as a True Freshman for Mizzou!. How about Tre'vour, didn't he play for Mizzou this year.

As many kids that have gone to play D1 ball from the current coaching staff, there is no reason to trick anyone or pretend. Nate Strong and Greg Taylor both went to Juco whiled being signed by Mizzou.

Specifically to Jeff Thomas, Illinois staff is confident in him so that is all that matter. He has the ACT so continue to talk negative it you want. I can assure you that they see the comments including the players.

Word of advise, most top recruits want to feel wanted and not questioned by the fan base. Especially grades EVERYTIME an ESL kid is mentioned. Good luck with winning Jeff over for the next few weeks. He and other players visit this sight.
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Old Jan 10, 2017, 03:40 PM   #3225
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High school staff and coaches will always say a kid will qualify. Of course what are they supposed to say? "Thanks for your interest D1 coaches, but there's no way this kid can get the grades."
High school coaches who have a reputation for honesty and forthrightness are going to get the film of their kids who aren't Jeff Thomas-level talents in front of more coaches and generate more interest in their players and their program and gain more access to colleges and their coaches. It's a virtuous cycle and coaches in general at every level tend to be more eager to be collaborative with each other than you might think.

CPL basketball-type viper pits are the exception, not the rule.
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