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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Collusion???
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    Illini Football & CFB 2020

    Best addition to the roster in the past 12 months.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I'm guessing the recent Flair tweet from Rod is related to Barlev.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Interesting. The USF offer provides me a little comfort.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Solid addition. Redshirt him next year and then give him a chance to win the starting job at center.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    For those who say Illinois recruits get a reduction in ratings, DD Snyder was bumped up today on 247 from .8315 to .8418. That's a sizable jump in rankings. Moves him from 1662nd to ~1160th.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Barlev to Bowling Green.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Yes, having Jake Hansen and his poor rating is much preferred over a higher rated backup. Recruit ratings are best for assessing their likelihood of being a successful player entering into college, but after that it's much more of a crapshoot and shouldn't be a factor in playing time.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    I jumped the gun after checking a few of them and assuming any re-ranked transfer was incorrect, but yes there are multiple ones you have listed at their original HS ratings: Hightower was .9366 as a HS recruit, re-ranked at .8500 as a transfer (you have him as .88) TreSean Smith was .8613 as...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    A few things to mention, since this has been shared a few times before. All of the ratings for transfers are their original ratings and not the new ratings provided by 247. This means that Smith, Jones, Hightower, Petitbon, Ford, and Betiku are all rated too high. This is something I've...
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    Poll: Lovie Smith Job Performance Fan Eval

    I would give the same ranking (possibly B-). Lovie took the reins of a program that was a complete dumpster fire. The Beckman firing and the PR disaster. "Not ideal", hiring Cubit, New AD. The roster is vastly improved. Great decision to hire Patterson. Great decision to embrace transfers. The...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Come on. We can't compare the "faith" between Trinity and Illinois to any other program and claim another high school is falling short. If an Illinois high school said to give us the same treatment as Trinity (i.e., hire the head coach to be on UI staff), we would (all) mock them endlessly.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    This is a definite concern. Some posters on here have (correctly) been suggesting tempered frustration over lower class ranking because of smaller class numbers and decent AVG the past couple of years. But we can't go back and ignore those concerns because the staff is going to bring in more...
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Coaches definitely influence their recruits but this is more Sunkett providing an inside report on where his players are leaning.
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    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Can we pump the brakes on this for every in-state kid that chooses elsewhere? We don't need to goad posters if a recruit doesn't get an Illinois offer and commits elsewhere or if the staff offers and commits elsewhere. This kid grew up a big NW fan, is from that area, he chose NW. And offering...