Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

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Ira Henry signs with FSU. Good for him. I guess.

What's our deal with RaJae Johnson - still interested?
I wish him nothing but the best.
Hope he gets the attention in the class room and in study time to keep his butt in school. It wont be easy. FSU is way easier to get thru than UI, but it still isn't "easy" for guys who haven't taken school seriously their whole lives up to age 18
 
Was definitely hoping for another OL and another DB, we'll see if anything shakes out there as the day wraps. I feel good about where we are at the offensive skills positions.

Overall, no matter how you slice, what an amazing recruiting period it has been. Far exceeded my initial expectations.
How does ranking last in the big 10 exceed your expectations? Pulling in a couple players is not enough. The class is way too small to make a big impact. Other schools had twice the recruits which is what Illinois needed.
 
How does ranking last in the big 10 exceed your expectations? Pulling in a couple players is not enough. The class is way too small to make a big impact. Other schools had twice the recruits which is what Illinois needed.
You are aware that there are these things called restrictions, right? They couldn't get over a certain number of players based on the current number of seniors for next year.
 
Jeremy Werner‏ @JWerner247 1h1 hour ago
Jeremy Werner Retweeted Alex Kirshner

SB nation calls the state of Missouri for the #illini.

Subjective measurement but further acknowledgment that the #illini are a major player in St. Louis now.

Alex Kirshner‏Verified account @alex_kirshner 1h1 hour ago
Who recruited the best in each state, based strictly on rankings? MAP TIME https://www.sbnation.com/college-football-recruiting/2019/2/7/18148081/recruits-by-state-map-2019-rankings …pic.twitter.com/kLqOsurFzJ

5:49 AM - 7 Feb 2019
 
You are aware that there are these things called restrictions, right? They couldn't get over a certain number of players based on the current number of seniors for next year.

What do we have right now, 3 open scholarships? Even if we used all 3 to sign HS seniors (Which we will not, as we definitely need to leave an open spot to see if Khalil Tate's status changes), that only gives us a recruiting class of 16 kids. 247, Rivals, ESPN, whoever won't allow those types of numbers to move the needle but that does not mean we haven't accomplished everything we set out to this offseason.

And this is purely discussing HS seniors. Not transfers.
 
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Jeremy Werner‏ @JWerner247 1h1 hour ago
Jeremy Werner Retweeted Alex Kirshner

SB nation calls the state of Missouri for the #illini.

Subjective measurement but further acknowledgment that the #illini are a major player in St. Louis now.

Alex Kirshner‏Verified account @alex_kirshner 1h1 hour ago
Who recruited the best in each state, based strictly on rankings? MAP TIME https://www.sbnation.com/college-football-recruiting/2019/2/7/18148081/recruits-by-state-map-2019-rankings …pic.twitter.com/kLqOsurFzJ

5:49 AM - 7 Feb 2019
But the state of Illinois... :poop: