Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

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Early Signing Period: Dec. 18th-20th


2020 Illini Football Commits

1) RB Reggie Love (April 7th, 2019)
2) WR Jadon Thompson (April 8th, 2019)
3) DT Quinton McCoy (June 10th, 2019)
4) OL Phifer Griffin (July 21st, 2019)
5) OL Kevin Tyler (July 28th, 2019)
6) OL Blaise Sparks (July 31st, 2019)
7) WR James Frenchie (August 24th, 2019)
8) LB Lavar Gardner (November 21st, 2019)
9) DL Anthony Shipton (December 8th, 2019)
10) DE Cooper Davis (December 11th, 2019)
11) QB Gregory Spann (December 13th, 2019)
12) DL Tre'von Riggins (December 15th, 2019)

2021 Illini Football Commits

1) QB Samari Collier (December 7th, 2019)
 
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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.
 
       
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Has anyone posted any of chase brown’s highlights from either high school or wmu?
 
       
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Carbondale, IL
Has anyone posted any of chase brown’s highlights from either high school or wmu?
Short video from his WMU signing day:

Jitterbug who is able to take contact. Seems like a good fit.
 
       
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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.
 
       
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Heard frenchie will be announcing the orange and blue very soon..
 
       
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After Frenchie, what are some of the names we should be on the lookout for??
Word is moore really wants to come, but wants to make sure this is what he wants,
The staff is back on antonio johnson heavily.
So we are looking up..
I'll do some more digging and see who else is in play.
 
       
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Can recruits visit the practices? As unofficial visits on their own? Or is it a dead period until...?
 
       
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In addition to Illiniboss' reply, we're in VG with Finn Schirmer, who projects as an OLB.

Finn schirmer was great scouting by the staff and he is starting to get some other p5 interest. I hope we can land him soon, otherwise this may get complicated
 
       
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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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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.
 
       
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“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.

It is no face-to-face contact. Recruits can come to public practices, can’t meet with coaches
 
       
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It is no face-to-face contact. Recruits can come to public practices, can’t meet with coaches

Correct which would preclude an invitation to stop and say “hello” on the practice field or have a chat in an office, as was suggested.

Recruits can also make official campus visits as I’m told but again, zero face-to-face contact would be allowed .
 
       
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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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Naperville
Is this good

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.
 
       
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Elmhurst
Also, Joe Moore says he will not be announcing his commitment on the 18th.

No bueno. Looks like he's taking another visit. ASU? Certainly not a death blow, but was hoping we had wrapped him up.
 
       
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No bueno. Looks like he's taking another visit. ASU? Certainly not a death blow, but was hoping we had wrapped him up.
It doesn't matter. If he visits ASU soon, he won't enjoy it. It is hotter than hell here right now. 😂
 
       
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