The Illini are listed as a team to watch in the Big Ten in this 247 preview:
Illinois Fighting Illini
* 2018-19 Record, Postseason: 12-21 overall, 7-13 Big Ten...
To your point above, it appears that Michigan is at least contemplating going down this path with Juwan Howard.
Ed Cooley, another qualified minority coach, has opted to remain with Providence...
Terrible news about Bobby Roundtree:
Illinois junior defensive end Bobby Roundtree had surgery on Sunday for a severe spinal injury suffered during a swimming incident in Tampa on Saturday.
The injury is considered very serious, and Roundtree Illinois coach Lovie Smith and defensive line coach...
He plays on the Mac Irvin Fire along with Adam Miller and Marcus Watson Jr. Has a long wingspan and is a good defender. I believe his first high major offer was from Illinois. Here are a couple of recent mentions...
A short write up on Jaylin Williams, who has an Illinois offer:
Williams’ college recruitment has begun to take off, and rightfully so. “ I’ve had a lot of...
I know that it is probably a long shot, but I would really like Addison Patterson, who has been discussed as a potential reclassification candidate to 2019.
As expected, Anthony Higgs will not be playing for the Illini:
Illini forward Anthony Higgs enters the transfer portal
It looks like Tommy Stevens, the former PSU QB, has scheduled a visit starting this weekend. He would add depth to the QB room.
Various first round projections for Ayo in the 2020 draft in the attached article. NBADraft.net has him going at No. 6 overall to the Wizards. :eek: That would probably mean that Ayo and the Illini would need to have a great season, so I'll take it!:pray...