Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

100% speculation but is the #2betterthan1 hashtag referencing the fact that the grad transfer we got has two years remaining and not just one like most immediately eligible, grad transfers?
Very true.. wasn't thinking about it like that.. been such a crazy past week in recruiting that I automatically assumed he was referencing 2 players from the west coast... makes sense.. hopefully we can snag a few more in state recruits and make this class more special than it already is..
 
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NaeSaan Dickerson and Tee Denson have said they are visiting this weekend:

https://247sports.com/player/naesaan-dickerson-46058450/

https://247sports.com/Player/Tee-Denson-46049181/

They are both from Georgia.

A lot of our local targets are going to be at the Nike Opening Regional in St. Louis this weekend. I believe that is why we had Junior Day last weekend but I believe Lovie said earlier this week that a number of guys are coming back for the Spring Game? Anyone know of any other visitors?
 
My take on the tweets (certainly no expert or inside info). The "2" includes Sidney. West Coast guys. The 5 probably included him as last known done deal. The chess reference is in the timing of spacing it out to give each one a little headline & to keep the momentum going. The overall optimism up & down 57 seems like there are other likelies.
 
Read a link on fansided that said sidney is expected to announce transfer comittment tomorrow afternoon. So I clicked it and came up Twitter with page does not exist or has been removed.. anybody else seen anything????
 
I believe with Thompson comitting a.j. will seriously consider illinois now.. I have read over and over they are a package deal... I sure hope so
Absolutely a good sign.. I really believe he is coming.. I think we have two more commits maybe 3.. i think henning, cooper, are almost locks at this point.. sidney possibly...
247 has mookie coming to illini at 87 percent likely and 13 percent for texas... that is huge...
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This board has had a series of narratives emerge around the current state of the program:

1. Lovie is doing the right things, the program is improving. We just need to fill some talent gaps.

2. Lovie doesn’t have what it takes, look at how bad we’ve been getting beat.

3. Recruiting is improving, but still bottom of the big.

4. Recruiting is still not better than Beckman.

Here is a minute long clip with an outside take following the past week in recruiting.


I hope what I’m hearing is true...
 
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This board has had a series of narratives emerge around the current state of the program:

1. Lovie is doing the right things, the program is improving. We just need to fill some talent gaps.

2. Lovie doesn’t have what it takes, look at how bad we’ve been getting beat.

3. Recruiting is improving, but still bottom of the big.

4. Recruiting is still not better than Beckman.

Here is a minute long clip with an outside take following the past week in recruiting.


I hope what I’m hearing is true...
Funny, I thought you and chiefgritty were twins. Lets enjoy being Illini fans no matter what. Better yet, I'm sure you have long standing season tickets and have donated a ton to the Ifund since all the money spent would cause for a disgruntled fan. Well guess what, I'm a long standing season ticket holder who donates what I can to the Ifund and I'll always stay positive for our beloved Illini, because that is what we do.
 
Funny, I thought you and chiefgritty were twins. Lets enjoy being Illini fans no matter what. Better yet, I'm sure you have long standing season tickets and have donated a ton to the Ifund since all the money spent would cause for a disgruntled fan. Well guess what, I'm a long standing season ticket holder who donates what I can to the Ifund and I'll always stay positive for our beloved Illini, because that is what we do.
Amen, Brother.
 
Funny, I thought you and chiefgritty were twins. Lets enjoy being Illini fans no matter what. Better yet, I'm sure you have long standing season tickets and have donated a ton to the Ifund since all the money spent would cause for a disgruntled fan. Well guess what, I'm a long standing season ticket holder who donates what I can to the Ifund and I'll always stay positive for our beloved Illini, because that is what we do.
me and chief? I’m curious what post has me seem disgruntled? I’m really high on Illini.