I made a post about this earlier, but if I understand the way the NCAA is going, he will be able to profit off his likeness in college. Not sure if high schoolers will be able to. I doubt it. Therefore, he could make money for two years if he reclassifies, as opposed to only 1 if he doesn't.
This would be very smart on his part. With the NCAA moving toward allowing players to profit off their image, this would allow him to make some money for 2 years before entering the draft, as opposed to only one if he doesn't reclassify. Furthermore, with Illinois being one of the states that...
You guys really underestimate the internet. As soon as someone reports, "Illinois meets with Recruit X..." the first comment is going to be something about how they aren't supposed to be meeting in person.
I'm sure I am just jaded from the past, but I just can't imagine we have a legit shot at him. I have absolutely zero inside knowledge, and hope that I am wrong, but I'm just being my normal pessimistic self.