Considering 4 stand out as “big ones”, that would hurt but i’d say the fact that two of those are still on good terms with signing to the Illini after the past few years is lucky nonetheless. Hoping all 4 end up signing with us but... we’ll see after this seasonGot some pretty disheartening news yesterday. I did reach out to a respected poster here to see if he could corroborate and he told me he was semi-aware of this potential situation with one of the names but had heard nothing else.
I’m being told that our staff is aware that 2 of our current commits are unlikely to carry through signing day. I did promise I wouldn’t share names but I will say they’re big ones.
Hard to say. Our real recruiting efforts right now aren’t geared toward 2020, they’re geared toward 2021 where we need to sign every bit of 24-27 kids. The reports I’ve gotten there are mixed. Some optimism, some pessimism.I would say recruiting is dead in the water at this point. Unless we have a new coach to announce before signing day, I wouldn’t expect many to put their name on the line early.