Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

Even though I suspected as much, it still sucks
We landed guys like Fedanzo, Cumby, Coleman and C. Washington last Summer. I would expect us to start trying to close on recruits like this in June.

Camp season is also starting in June so maybe a prospect emerges from there. We identified Seth Coleman at a Mercer camp last Spring. I would hope one or two prospects emerge at one of our camps.

The 4 star and higher rated 3 star guys just aren't in a hurry to commit to us. They know the Illinois offer isn't going to go away anytime soon.

We're in good shape with guys like Willis Singleton, Miquan Grace and Jalen St. John. Grace isn't announcing until July 4th, however. I'm not sure if the other two guys are in a hurry to commit but Singleton released a Top 4 yesterday.

Here's a free article about Grace I found in which he discusses his favorite schools:

https://247sports.com/Article/The-Cincinnati-Winton-Woods-athlete-has-several-options-131904222/
 
We landed guys like Fedanzo, Cumby, Coleman and C. Washington last Summer. I would expect us to start trying to close on recruits like this in June.

Camp season is also starting in June so maybe a prospect emerges from there. We identified Seth Coleman at a Mercer camp last Spring. I would hope one or two prospects emerge at one of our camps.

The 4 star and higher rated 3 star guys just aren't in a hurry to commit to us. They know the Illinois offer isn't going to go away anytime soon.

We're in good shape with guys like Willis Singleton, Miquan Grace and Jalen St. John. Grace isn't announcing until July 4th, however. I'm not sure if the other two guys are in a hurry to commit but Singleton released a Top 4 yesterday.

Here's a free article about Grace I found in which he discusses his favorite schools:

https://247sports.com/Article/The-Cincinnati-Winton-Woods-athlete-has-several-options-131904222/
miquan grace said we is his favorite school right now
 
We landed guys like Fedanzo, Cumby, Coleman and C. Washington last Summer. I would expect us to start trying to close on recruits like this in June.

Camp season is also starting in June so maybe a prospect emerges from there. We identified Seth Coleman at a Mercer camp last Spring. I would hope one or two prospects emerge at one of our camps.

The 4 star and higher rated 3 star guys just aren't in a hurry to commit to us. They know the Illinois offer isn't going to go away anytime soon.

We're in good shape with guys like Willis Singleton, Miquan Grace and Jalen St. John. Grace isn't announcing until July 4th, however. I'm not sure if the other two guys are in a hurry to commit but Singleton released a Top 4 yesterday.

Here's a free article about Grace I found in which he discusses his favorite schools:

https://247sports.com/Article/The-Cincinnati-Winton-Woods-athlete-has-several-options-131904222/

We are still in the mix for laterie kinsler. We aren’t high on the recruiting sites, but he only has one pinned tweet.

https://mobile.twitter.com/lk2jr?lang=en
 
We are still in the mix for laterie kinsler. We aren’t high on the recruiting sites, but he only has one pinned tweet.

https://mobile.twitter.com/lk2jr?lang=en
Do we really have a chance with him? I'm guessing Hudson is the lead recruiter?

It's just hard to land kids like this when they have an offer list like that. It's even harder when he's too far away to visit it us more than once or twice.

Connor Mclaughlin still has our offer pinned on his Twitter account but his offer list has exploded since February and he's now a composite 4 Star.
 
Do we really have a chance with him? I'm guessing Hudson is the lead recruiter?

It's just hard to land kids like this when they have an offer list like that. It's even harder when he's too far away to visit it us more than once or twice.

Connor Mclaughlin still has our offer pinned on his Twitter account but his offer list has exploded since February and he's now a composite 4 Star.
they move him base of of potential and said that a lot of guys that was drafted this weekend had similar profiles that he has a not so big but kid with some good athleticism. with us been his first offers we should be a least in the race maybe even top 5 like.
 
Do we really have a chance with him? I'm guessing Hudson is the lead recruiter?

It's just hard to land kids like this when they have an offer list like that. It's even harder when he's too far away to visit it us more than once or twice.

Connor Mclaughlin still has our offer pinned on his Twitter account but his offer list has exploded since February and he's now a composite 4 Star.
You are right, we aren’t leaders nor are we projected to win this. But lovies celebrity has us in the game. And he likes us. In the end, the wouldn’t bet on this one, but his recruitment is worth watching
 
We landed guys like Fedanzo, Cumby, Coleman and C. Washington last Summer. I would expect us to start trying to close on recruits like this in June.

Camp season is also starting in June so maybe a prospect emerges from there. We identified Seth Coleman at a Mercer camp last Spring. I would hope one or two prospects emerge at one of our camps.

The 4 star and higher rated 3 star guys just aren't in a hurry to commit to us. They know the Illinois offer isn't going to go away anytime soon.

We're in good shape with guys like Willis Singleton, Miquan Grace and Jalen St. John. Grace isn't announcing until July 4th, however. I'm not sure if the other two guys are in a hurry to commit but Singleton released a Top 4 yesterday.

Here's a free article about Grace I found in which he discusses his favorite schools:

https://247sports.com/Article/The-Cincinnati-Winton-Woods-athlete-has-several-options-131904222/

Why isn't Singleton rated higher? I watched his highlights and he seems like he's a pretty good run stuffer and has some quickness.
 
This Fink commitment does seem odd. Has it been confirmed?
Fink and company have denied his commitment to illini... bleacher report and fansided both ran an article that says fink denies committing to the illini... someone broke the story probably that he wants to come here but wasn't supposed to break it until after Tommy Steve's and or tate announce their decision......
As of right now we DO NOT have a comittment from a transfer q.b.
 
Fascinating story in The Athletic today about the huge number of players still in the transfer portal who, given the simple math, likely won’t find a spot at another FBS school or maybe even FCS school. Forty former 4-stars still in the portal. Clemson LB Shaq Smith just went in yesterday.
 
Fink and company have denied his commitment to illini... bleacher report and fansided both ran an article that says fink denies committing to the illini... someone broke the story probably that he wants to come here but wasn't supposed to break it until after Tommy Steve's and or tate announce their decision......
As of right now we DO NOT have a comittment from a transfer q.b.
It was Fink's Daddy
 
Can never say the staff lacks patience. Most staffs would have taken a QB and be done with it, or continue to recruit an additional and try to get 2.
Illinois obviously appears to be waiting on Stevens/Tate, and let’s hope other schools take qbs ready to commit right away, further narrowing the pool of desirable destinations., like Kentucky.
obviously Stevens needs to be persuaded to come to UI, as the fit and opportunity is good. Seems like the PSU bridge was burned, unlikely to return but I guess that is an option still.
 
Can never say the staff lacks patience. Most staffs would have taken a QB and be done with it, or continue to recruit an additional and try to get 2.
Illinois obviously appears to be waiting on Stevens/Tate, and let’s hope other schools take qbs ready to commit right away, further narrowing the pool of desirable destinations., like Kentucky.
obviously Stevens needs to be persuaded to come to UI, as the fit and opportunity is good. Seems like the PSU bridge was burned, unlikely to return but I guess that is an option still.
Impeccable timing.