Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

#1
Welcome to the Illinois Football Recruiting Thread


2020 Illini Football Commits:

OL Marcus Harper committed to Illinois on April 7th 2019, decommitted on April 28th 2019
1) RB Reggie Love commits to Illinois (April 7th, 2019)
2) WR Jadon Thompson commits to Illinois (April 8th, 2019)
3) DT Quinton McCoy commits to Illinois (June 10th, 2019)
4) OL Phifer Griffin commits to Illinois (July 21st, 2019)
5) QB CJ Dixon commits to Illinois (July 26th, 2019)
6) OL Kevin Tyler commits to Illinois (July 28th, 2019)
7) OL Blaise Sparks commits to Illinois (July 31st, 2019)
 
#3
Anybody know how good this runningback transfer is we added to the roster friday?

Out of HS, he was rated a 3* with a few P5 offers (Indiana and Syracuse). At WMU, he had ~350 yards rushing on ~70 carries. Only had 10+ carries in a game once, and mostly in garbage time.

Can't hurt to add to the roster for depth.
 
#5
The next RB pickup Chase Brown, twin brother of Sidney Brown rushed for 1509 yards his senior year and averaged 15.9 yards a carry on 98 carries. At WMU in limited playing time, he averaged over 5 yards a carry. I saw his film. He is pretty fast and quick and has good size and vision. I think this is a great pickup for next year since he has so sit out a year.
 
#8
Little Rock, Arkansas
Did Chase get recruited by Fleck? Just curious if Chase was after Fleck or if he saw Fleck’s recruiting process first hand.
 
#16
Can recruits visit the practices? As unofficial visits on their own? Or is it a dead period until...?
Pretty sure practices are open to everyone, which is why fans can go. And you know, if the coaches know you, what stops them from inviting you on the field to say hi, or into the office to hang out...
 
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#17
Pretty sure practices are open to everyone, which is why fans can go. And you know, if the coaches know you, what stops them from inviting you on the field to say hi, or into the office to hang out...
“What stops them from inviting you on the field to hi, or into the office to hang out...”.

Very easy answer: The NCAA. There’s no in-person contact allowed during the dead period.
 
#20
Can recruits visit the practices? As unofficial visits on their own? Or is it a dead period until...?
They can visit... however they aren't allowed to speak to coaches face to face at all.
For example the ncaa cant stop recruits from coming to and observing training camp, as it is "open to the public".
However if the recruit decides to observe then that is all he is allowed to do *observe*
No speaking to coaches, no meetings, no let's go to the office and talk, no coaches giving campus tours..
Basically any and all contact with coaches or recruiters is strictly forbidden during the dead period.
In my opinion the dead period itself is very stupid.
 
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#23
Naperville
I would guess no unless he is moving the date up.

If he's delaying the announcement then that probably means he wants to take more visits. He had an OV to ASU scheduled the weekend he visited us that he had to cancel.