Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

If I was an athlete trying to be immediately eligible, I would present the Mark Smith case as precedent for the NCAA granting hardship waivers due to literally any reason whatsoever.
 
south of Curtis, off 1st
I posted this yeaterday

a waiver can be granted if the following conditions are met :
a. The transfer is due to documented mitigating circumstances that are outside the student-athlete’s control and directly impact the health, safety and well-being of the student-athlete;

b. At the time of transfer to the certifying institution, the student-athlete would have been athletically and academically eligible and in good standing on the team had he or she remained at the previous institution;

c. The certifying institution must certify that the student-athlete meets percentage-of-degree requirements; and

d. The previous institution’s athletics administration does not oppose the transfer.

officially, it has nothing to do with what school you are going to . My guess is one lad gets the waiver and one doesn't. just my guess. Because we are Illinois and not Michigan, there is no way we get both , right ?
 
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Elmhurst
I posted this yeaterday

a waiver can be granted if the following conditions are met :
a. The transfer is due to documented mitigating circumstances that are outside the student-athlete’s control and directly impact the health, safety and well-being of the student-athlete;

b. At the time of transfer to the certifying institution, the student-athlete would have been athletically and academically eligible and in good standing on the team had he or she remained at the previous institution;

c. The certifying institution must certify that the student-athlete meets percentage-of-degree requirements; and

d. The previous institution’s athletics administration does not oppose the transfer.

officially, it has nothing to do with what school you are going to . My guess is one lad gets the waiver and one doesn't. just my guess. Because we are Illinois and not Michigan, there is no way we get both , right ?
Agreed. Georgia is pretty salty over Ford leaving.
 
Naperville
Dominic Moore says he is signing in February and is deciding between New Mexico and Illinois:

https://edgytim.rivals.com/news/moore-will-sign-in-february

It will be interesting to see if he ends up taking an OV here. I thought he took an OV to New Mexcio before the December signing period?

Probably a lot going on here with Moore's academic situation and/or our lack of scholarships? Sounds like it could be down to Moore and Woods for one of the last two scholarships with the last one remaining open for Tate.

I also noticed that Simeon QB Alante Brown picked up a Florida offer. Is he not signing with Michigan State? I thought he was originally from East Lansing which is why he was heading there.
 
Agreed. Georgia is pretty salty over Ford leaving.
I'm not so sure that Georgia is as salty as was mentioned on this board. They were recruiting Tight ends this year telling recruits that two Tight Ends were leaving. Nauta left early for the draft and Ford was wavering when Beamen left. They still have Woerner and Fitzpatrick and Goede coming in all of which are stud tight ends.

I actually think Miami is angry about the transfer and will block any transfer.
 
Normal, Illinois
Because we can't have good things, there are rumors and speculation swirling around on Twitter about Jeff Thomas. He apparently hasn't enrolled at U of I yet and is still in Miami.


Also, he has removed "University of Illinois" from his twitter bio and has apparently deleted the tweet about transferring to Illinois. I really hope this is all pure speculation... :cautious:
 
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Naperville
Regarding JT....I was with a higher up st Illinois today and he gave no indication that anything was wrong. But who knows.
He removed his commitment video and any Illinois mentions from his Twitter page. Can't imagine why he'd do that if something wasn't up.

I wonder if Richt retiring and the subsequent coaching changes lead to him getting back on the team? Makes sense since now he doesn't have to worry about a waiver if he sticks with Miami.

I guess we have another scholarship available :sick:
 
He removed his commitment video and any Illinois mentions from his Twitter page. Can't imagine why he'd do that if something wasn't up.

I wonder if Richt retiring and the subsequent coaching changes lead to him getting back on the team? Makes sense since now he doesn't have to worry about a waiver if he sticks with Miami.

I guess we have another scholarship available :sick:
This would suck. Only way it would be worse is if he went to... miznoz.
 
I’m gonna hope this is just Miami grasping at straws...but the fact he removed any mention of UofI from Twitter is strange...