Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

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Last I was told is that grades are an issue with Wright. Kind of why he fell off everyone’s radar.
Could be, yeah. Someone brought up just a day or two ago that he was essentially going to sign, wanted to point out that i hadn't actually seen/heard that anywhere else but it would be a good thing were it to come to fruition.
 
You are letting a couple of good recruits skew your opinion. Those couple of players are not enough to change a program. Every program ahead of Illinois has those type players plus an additional 10 - 15 other players that will help build depth in other programs.
This is not accurate. Northwestern doesn’t have talent like we pulled this class. And they won the west
 
You are letting a couple of good recruits skew your opinion. Those couple of players are not enough to change a program. Every program ahead of Illinois has those type players plus an additional 10 - 15 other players that will help build depth in other programs.
Come on bro think about this beason Williams and copper had some of the top programs in the country wanted them included those big ten team that you talking about luke Ford was a top 50 guys I remember when luke Ford committed to Georgia the ESPN recruiting analyst said that Ford would be the top recruit on 25 other team recruiting class and he would of been the front runner to win Georgia tight end Job. eflier was a back up on the Washington team that has NFL talent all over the field. Seth Coleman was unknown into Illinois found him and you see Utah with a top 20 defense in the nation wanted him so trust the staff. Lovie is bring the talent and speed to compete with those school
 
Come on bro think about this beason Williams and copper had some of the top programs in the country wanted them included those big ten team that you talking about luke For d was a top 50 guys I remember when luke Ford committed to Georgia the ESPN recruiting analyst said that Ford would be the top recruit on 25 other team recruiting class and he would of been the front runner to win Georgia tight end Job. eflier was a back up on the Washington team that has NFL talent all over the field. Seth Coleman was unknown into Illinois found him and you see Utah with a top 20 defense in the nation wanted him so trust the staff. Lovie is bring the talent and speed to compete with those school
If one of the top programs in the country pulled in this class it would hurt their programs.

I liked a few of the recruits but it is not enough to move the needle.

I guess we will see how it translates to wins.
 
If one of the top programs in the country pulled in this class it would hurt their programs.

I liked a few of the recruits but it is not enough to move the needle.

I guess we will see how it translates to wins.
What's your point? We're not a top program in the country. This class helps our program

You seem to want them to hit a 8 run homerun, it isn't going to happen.
 
Hahahahahha. I thought you were trolling. Now the comment is just funny
While I'm quite pleased with this latest recruiting class, I'm not sure his argument can be laughed off so easily. Illinois brought in 5 players rated below Northwestern's lowest rated player. Unless you believe that half of Illinois' class is not talented, then, yes, unfortunately, NW brought in more talent.
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A couple of good recruits may indeed be skewing our opinion.
 
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While I'm quite pleased with this latest recruiting class, I'm not sure his argument can be laughed off so easily. Illinois brought in 5 players rated below Northwestern's lowest rated player. Unless you believe that half of Illinois' class is not talented, then, yes, unfortunately, NW brought in more talent.
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A couple of good recruits may indeed be skewing our opinion.
Interesting, but it looks like you aren't accounting for transfers on that graph. Almost certain ours would be way better than theirs.
 
While I'm quite pleased with this latest recruiting class, I'm not sure his argument can be laughed off so easily. Illinois brought in 5 players rated below Northwestern's lowest rated player. Unless you believe that half of Illinois' class is not talented, then, yes, unfortunately, NW brought in more talent.
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A couple of good recruits may indeed be skewing our opinion.
Seth Coleman is going to be a 4 star as well. We will have four recruits better than their best. Our per recruit ranking is higher than Northwestern. Northwestern does what they do and they do it well. I'm not sure there are many coaches that would trade our class for theirs.

In fairness, I will say we are a bit top heavy. We have 7 or so really highly thought of prospects and then the rankings drop drastically. 7 out of 13 big time recruits and 6 program builders is pretty good
 
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Interesting, but it looks like you aren't accounting for transfers on that graph. Almost certain ours would be way better than theirs.
Yes, but how would that work? Eifler hasn't cracked the two-deep at Washington. Does his rating go down? Plus, I have no idea who, if anyone, NW has transferring in or out.
 
Yes, but how would that work? Eifler hasn't cracked the two-deep at Washington. Does his rating go down? Plus, I have no idea who, if anyone, NW has transferring in or out.
The laughing is at the comment that the poster repeats about how all of the big ten is recruiting multiple 4 and 5 star players every year. I pointed to northwestern because their historical rankings don’t have recruits as high as the ones we have coming. So they certainly don’t have them coming in every year (which was the original comment, which keeps getting repeated).

I know that other big programs, in the middle of the pack, also don’t have the same level of talent coming in as the top of this class on a yearly basis. We aren’t competing for national titles anytime soon.

Right now, the quality of players we have on the team are in line with other big teams. We lacked healthy players that could score consistently (not at running back). Adding playmakers puts us in competition with most big teams. This doesn’t mean we will win titles. But we now have the talent comparable to a good big ten team. That’s all we can ask for until the season. If Lovie doesn’t win more games with this team, it is no longer a talent issue. But to suggest that every big team has the talent of the top of our class is just laughable.
 
Seth Coleman is going to be a 4 star as well. We will have four recruits better than their best. Our per recruit ranking is higher than Northwestern. Northwestern does what they do and they do it well. I'm not sure there are many coaches that would trade our class for theirs.

In fairness, I will say we are a bit top heavy. We have 7 or so really highly thought of prospects and then the rankings drop drastically. 7 out of 13 big time recruits and 6 program builders is pretty good
The other interesting thing is that NW's top 13 recruits average 0.8662, which is right in line with the Illini's 0.8679, despite the top-heaviness. Also, even without the top three players, Illinois' average rating is 0.8476, which would better than any class since 2009. So, this is definitely a pretty good class for Illinois.
 
The other interesting thing is that NW's top 13 recruits average 0.8662, which is right in line with the Illini's 0.8679, despite the top-heaviness. Also, even without the top three players, Illinois' average rating is 0.8476, which would better than any class since 2009. So, this is definitely a pretty good class for Illinois.
I think our roster for next year will be our most talented since 2012. If some weird things happen like Ford getting eligibility and or Tate ending up here could push it to 2007 levels. Outside of a couple of our top recruits, I don't expect major contributions from our Freshman class and thats a good thing
 
If one of the top programs in the country pulled in this class it would hurt their programs.

I liked a few of the recruits but it is not enough to move the needle.

I guess we will see how it translates to wins.
Ya I'm pretty sure we all know that if Alabama or Clemson had a recruiting class like this it would hurt their programs.

But in case you need a reminder, we're just trying to win 6 next year.

Take the shades off man. Dang.
 
According to 24/7 Sports, Jacardia Wright hasn't even been offered yet by us. He's got Big Ten offers from Iowa, MSU and Minnesota.
How many scholarships do we have left, one? Is this being saved? 24/7 really doesn't know what is going on!! You don't want to offer and lose a scholarship until he qualifies. I understand there are a few other top schools interested ......... Time will tell real soon !!!
 
How many scholarships do we have left, one? Is this being saved? 24/7 really doesn't know what is going on!! You don't want to offer and lose a scholarship until he qualifies. I understand there are a few other top schools interested ......... Time will tell real soon !!!
I thought we had 4 left, NSD used 2, guessing 2 left with 1 saved for Tate
 
I wouldn’t be surprised if we save them for pwo that have earned playing time
I mean I'm not against using scholarships on walk ons that deserve it, they're definitely out there, but "saving" scholarships for them? That seems kind of counterintuitive, right? I get that you're essentially hedging your bets with PWO's, but even still, you have to take a guy with D1 offers over potentially using a scholarship on a kid already committed to this team, one presumably too "bad" to get an offer out of HS. Now, if they don't use the scholarships on any new recruits, by all means give it to the walk ons, but until recruiting is done for this year, why set aside scholarships?
 
I mean I'm not against using scholarships on walk ons that deserve it, they're definitely out there, but "saving" scholarships for them? That seems kind of counterintuitive, right? I get that you're essentially hedging your bets with PWO's, but even still, you have to take a guy with D1 offers over potentially using a scholarship on a kid already committed to this team, one presumably too "bad" to get an offer out of HS. Now, if they don't use the scholarships on any new recruits, by all means give it to the walk ons, but until recruiting is done for this year, why set aside scholarships?
I meant saving scholarships for the walkons that were playing last year.
 
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