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Old Aug 5, 2017, 05:37 PM   #1651
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I heard from a pretty good source that Zion felt his visit to Iowa State was more impressive than his Illinois one.
What about it specifically?

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Old Aug 5, 2017, 05:41 PM   #1652
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I heard from a pretty good source that Zion felt his visit to Iowa State was more impressive than his Illinois one.
Ah, well that would suck. However, being from Illinois and having guys like Mark and Damonte in his hear could be a huge help. We will just have to see how it all plays out. Also, depends where he stands on the list for Iowa St. vs us in terms of priority.
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Old Aug 5, 2017, 05:47 PM   #1653
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I heard from a pretty good source that Zion felt his visit to Iowa State was more impressive than his Illinois one.
wonder if they had players there at ISU and we didnt. would think that may make a difference.
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Old Aug 5, 2017, 05:56 PM   #1654
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Couple of things.

He is an Illinois fan so hopefully that will be a factor.

I looked at ISU boards and barely a mention of him. Illinination can play a factor in this one, imo.
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Old Aug 5, 2017, 06:27 PM   #1655
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I heard from a pretty good source that Zion felt his visit to Iowa State was more impressive than his Illinois one.
He just needs to learn how to spell Coach "Proam" correctly.
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Old Aug 5, 2017, 06:49 PM   #1656
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What about it specifically?
I unfortunately don't know anymore than that, just got a text from my source and that's all that he expanded on.

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Old Aug 5, 2017, 07:19 PM   #1657
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I heard from a pretty good source that Zion felt his visit to Iowa State was more impressive than his Illinois one.

visit when students are on campus. The danger of summer visit is campus is dead.

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Old Aug 5, 2017, 07:19 PM   #1658
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Zion Griffin is still in the infancy of his recruitment. Not really worried too much. If you hear the same story after official visits, that would be more concerning.

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Old Aug 5, 2017, 08:44 PM   #1659
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I unfortunately don't know anymore than that, just got a text from my source and that's all that he expanded on.
Zion said he enjoyed the visit. He's an Illinois guy. Said he looked up to Damonte and Mark Smith. Watched Illinois growing up.
Maybe Iowa State put on the show, think we have edge on all other counts.
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Old Aug 6, 2017, 06:03 AM   #1660
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Ayo gets an offer from Memphis. This recruitment just got a couple shades grayer,
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Old Aug 6, 2017, 07:26 AM   #1661
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Ayo gets an offer from Memphis. This recruitment just got a couple shades grayer,
Frankly despite what some people claim I've never been real convinced Ayo ends up here. If he does fantastic but his kind of the recruitment is the kind that I'll believe he ends up at UI when I see it.
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Old Aug 6, 2017, 07:39 AM   #1662
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visit when students are on campus. The danger of summer visit is campus is dead.
I was on ISU campus in June. Saying it was sleepy is an understatement.
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Old Aug 6, 2017, 08:10 AM   #1663
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Ayo gets an offer from Memphis. This recruitment just got a couple shades grayer,
Why? Tubby is the coach there now and Memphis is not the team they used to be
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Old Aug 6, 2017, 08:42 AM   #1664
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Why? Tubby is the coach there now and Memphis is not the team they used to be
Fed Ex says it all!!
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Old Aug 6, 2017, 09:34 AM   #1665
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Without more context and info, it's impossible to know where any team stands with Zion Griffin. He's had a few intense weeks and the dust needs to settle. If you look at his offers, though, it's not unreasonable to think Iowa State could make his final's list. Having said that, I wouldn't trade places with Iowa State or any other team regarding his recruitment. We have a lot of recruiting advantages--assuming Griffin believes he has what it takes to compete at Illinois. We believe he does, but does he? The attention he is getting is somewhat new and he may need some time to assess where he fits in best.
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Old Aug 6, 2017, 10:12 AM   #1666
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Without more context and info, it's impossible to know where any team stands with Zion Griffin. He's had a few intense weeks and the dust needs to settle. If you look at his offers, though, it's not unreasonable to think Iowa State could make his final's list. Having said that, I wouldn't trade places with Iowa State or any other team regarding his recruitment. We have a lot of recruiting advantages--assuming Griffin believes he has what it takes to compete at Illinois. We believe he does, but does he? The attention he is getting is somewhat new and he may need some time to assess where he fits in best.
This. I wouldn't trade places with any other school for Griffin's services, with the huge caveat that we know very little about the factors he considers paramount. Many, if not most, prospects consider a legit path to early playing time to be very important.
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Old Aug 6, 2017, 10:35 AM   #1667
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Hmmm first time Ive read this. I assume you heard something?
Yeah first I've heard about it too. Thought I would hear something thru other sources. But a writer on another board mentioned it. Someone who's talked to Okoro on at least one or two occasions.
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Old Aug 6, 2017, 10:44 AM   #1668
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Corey Evans‏ @coreyevans_10 2h2 hours ago
Illinois has offered 2019 five star @teamloadedaau big man Armando Bacot


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Old Aug 6, 2017, 10:45 AM   #1669
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Frankly despite what some people claim I've never been real convinced Ayo ends up here. If he does fantastic but his kind of the recruitment is the kind that I'll believe he ends up at UI when I see it.
See, that's where I am, too. It seems like Illinois fans routinely gets worked up about an in-state prospect who is "in the bag" until the bluebloods get involved and then they're gone without a second thought. I guess what's different this time is Coleman and the excitement around the new staff in general.

Just can't shake the feeling that I've seen this movie before. I hope I'm wrong.
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Old Aug 6, 2017, 11:19 AM   #1670
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No way we get him, not that we really care if we get Okoro, but it would be pretty sweet to have an Armando on our team.

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Old Aug 6, 2017, 11:24 AM   #1671
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See, that's where I am, too. It seems like Illinois fans routinely gets worked up about an in-state prospect who is "in the bag" until the bluebloods get involved and then they're gone without a second thought. I guess what's different this time is Coleman and the excitement around the new staff in general.

Just can't shake the feeling that I've seen this movie before. I hope I'm wrong.
I'd be surprised if anyone thinks Ayo's "in the bag," and of course, when a recruit is considering multiple offers, it's always makes sense to bet on the field. But here's a simple question: What one team would you pick over Illinois? Would you be willing to put your money on them rather than Illinois? He may not commit to us, but at the moment, there are reasons to be hopeful.
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Old Aug 6, 2017, 01:29 PM   #1672
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Brian Snow‏ @BSnowScout 10m10 minutes ago
July stock riser Aaron Henry announces his top five of Butler, Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Xavier http://www.scout.com/Player/Aaron-Henry-94629 …
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Old Aug 6, 2017, 01:29 PM   #1673
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Brian Snow‏ @BSnowScout 10m10 minutes ago
July stock riser Aaron Henry announces his top five of Butler, Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Xavier http://www.scout.com/Player/Aaron-Henry-94629


I remember someone on here saying he was a lock for IU...


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Old Aug 6, 2017, 01:36 PM   #1674
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I'd be surprised if anyone thinks Ayo's "in the bag," and of course, when a recruit is considering multiple offers, it's always makes sense to bet on the field. But here's a simple question: What one team would you pick over Illinois? Would you be willing to put your money on them rather than Illinois? He may not commit to us, but at the moment, there are reasons to be hopeful.

IMO, I have always thought Ayo was looking for the"bright lights" of the big boys. Now recruiting has been on going for awhile, he has alot of offers on his mantle. My thoughts is he would go to one of the big dogs, but as on late he has been excepting all his offers without much fanfare. Think we have better than 50/50 chances of getting him here. Still think it's in spring b4 he commits. BU has made best efforts to being fore front, we have made the pitch. Think he plays season out and then makes a commit. Hoping it's us.
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Old Aug 6, 2017, 01:39 PM   #1675
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I remember someone on here saying he was a lock for IU...


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Never said it was a lock. Never a lock in recruiting until the pen hits the paper.

Had heard he was likely going to be interested as soon as they offered. Recruiting is fluid so I am not surprised.

The last I had heard up until this recent visit here, and the MSU offer was that IU was a top school for him. Once Damezi Anderson, and others committed, you can see why IU became less likely.

Heard that yesterdays visit went extremely well for him however, and he really liked BU. Heard he might try to schedule officials to all 5, and then make decision.
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