Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

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#26
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Rivals100 ATH Mookie Cooper tells me he has re-opened his recruitment and is no longer committed to Texas. Visited Illinois last weekend, says he's back to square one.
https://twitter.com/OB_JasonS/
 
       
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#29
Cincinnati, OH
Wiltfong switching his pick to Illinois. Three Texas Insiders switching their pick to Illinois. Looks like the staff made one hell of an impression on him.
 
       
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#30
Cincinnati, OH
AJ Henning got a Bama offer yesterday
 
       
#31
Would be great to land Mookie, staff says he's a Great kid.
 
       
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AJ Henning got a Bama offer yesterday
Ya I saw that. That means the odds of getting him have lessoned but also that we are at least becoming legit players in top end talent
 
       
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#34
Cincinnati, OH
Would be great to land Mookie, staff says he's a Great kid.

It's important to get a top-ranked kid first to act as a flag bearer and recruit the rest of the class. It's probably not as important as I think, but it at least makes me feel better ;)
 
       
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#35
It's important to get a top-ranked kid first to act as a flag bearer and recruit the rest of the class. It's probably not as important as I think, but it at least makes me feel better ;)

I agree with you, I think it helps by showing other top guys that they aren't going to be on an island without help
 
       
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#36
I agree with you, I think it helps by showing other top guys that they aren't going to be on an island without help
100% Agree with both of you. At this point without any wins to go with the top end talent we brought in last year, another stud from STL has to help prove the program is on the way up to others
 
       
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#37
Little Rock, Arkansas
While I love the CBs coming our way, I’m still not sure we get Mookie. I do love the fact that he came on a visit here and the staff was able to really sell their vision.

It would be really nice if he just closed everything up and commited to us today. =D
 
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#38
Captain 'Paign
Phoenix, AZ
Mookie now with 7 of 8 CBs for Illinois. Man, a Cooper and Zeriah Beason double commitment would be just huge for our receiving corps. We'd be pretty set there with some serious studs for a few years.
 
       
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While I love the CBs coming our way, I’m still not sure we get Mookie. I do love the fact that he came on a visit here and the staff was able to really sell their vision.

It would be really nice if he just closed everything up and commited to us today. =D
Nothing is ever 100% certain until signing day, but I was told by staff that they believe he'll be suiting up in Illini Orange & Blue. Their lips to God's ears, am I right?
 
       
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While I love the CBs coming our way, I’m still not sure we get Mookie. I do love the fact that he came on a visit here and the staff was able to really sell their vision.

It would be really nice if he just closed everything up and commited to us today. =D
I would not be shocked if he and Zeriah wanted to see what we look like on the field this year first. But at the same time, there is that extra dap for being the first to commit. It is funny that Marquez can tell Zeriah about the benefits and Isaiah tell Mookie not to miss out.
 
       
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#42
Cincinnati, OH
A commitment from Mookie would give Illinois the highest-ranked B1G recruit not committed to Ohio State.
 
       
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#43
Little Rock, Arkansas
A commitment from Mookie would give Illinois the highest-ranked B1G recruit not committed to Ohio State.

Until they dropped his ranking of course. =P
 
       
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Until they dropped his ranking of course. =P

In all fairness, although it seems most rankings for higher level players decrease if they commit to Illinois, several players have seen huge increases, most of them happen to be unknown. At the end of the day, the recruiting sites are just for the fans and are meaningless.
 
       
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Charleston, IL
       
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