Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

Forgottonia
So did all the BBQ buzz just die again, or are there things happening behind the scenes? I don’t like the quiet! 😬
 
Cincinnati, OH
So did all the BBQ buzz just die again, or are there things happening behind the scenes? I don’t like the quiet! 😬

Normal for things to be so quiet once camp starts. HS recruits are gearing up for their season. College coaches are busy implementing systems, evaluating players, etc. It will slowly build up once the season starts.
 
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Forgottonia
Normal for things to be so quiet once camp starts. HS recruits are gearing up for their season. College coaches are busy implementing systems, evaluating players, etc. It will slowly build up once the season starts.
Very true, but I had high hopes for a couple more commits before everyone settled in and the excitement wore off. Frenchie and someone else I can’t think of were rumored to be close to jumping on. Ah well. Now we wait.
 
Here are some highlights of C.J. Dixon (Grayson) from last night's scrimmage against Hillgrove.

http://ww.hudl.com/v/2BVnNd

He threw for 244 Yards and had 1 TD in the first half. Their season starts next week.
Underthrows the second pass in the highlight and then barely steps into his next throw and shows plenty of zip
 
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Elmhurst
Cincinnati, OH
Apparently we are in the mix for Miami transfer Derrick Smith. He's a Safety who announced he was transferring last week:

https://247sports.com/college/illinois/Article/Miami-DB-Derrick-Smith-Illinois-Fighting-Illini-football-transfer-destinations-134554258/

Hudson is the obvious connection here. Florida Atlantic offered him out of high school.


Barring something unforeseen, guessing he would have to sit out this year? If not, would definitely help in the secondary with Beason likely down for an extended period of time.
 
Naperville
Barring something unforeseen, guessing he would have to sit out this year? If not, would definitely help in the secondary with Beason likely down for an extended period of time.
That would be my guess. He was in the Class of 2017 so it's unlikely that he has graduated and he's obviously not going to be granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA if he transfers here.

This would be like adding a JUCO player to the Class of 2020. We aren't targeting many realistic DBs in this class so he would be a nice addition to the roster.
We're up against Florida, Texas and Nebraska here. I don't know what their scholarship situations are but we have room to add two more scholarship players. We can probably sell potential playing time to him as well since S. Green is gone after this season and we haven't added any secondary players in the Class of 2020. He's up to 220 lbs so he would be great at SS.

He was supposedly having a really good camp so Miami fans were somewhat surprised that he decided to transfer.

I'm not sure how much actual "recruiting" can be done in situations like this and he's deciding this week, however. We have to hope that there is a strong connection between him and Hudson. He also went to the same High School as Deon Pate.

Ykili Ross was rumored as a possible addition for a long time but he doesn't appear to have landed anywhere?
 
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Elmhurst
Barring something unforeseen, guessing he would have to sit out this year? If not, would definitely help in the secondary with Beason likely down for an extended period of time.
Mebbe a U coach peed in his Cheerios?
 
Champaign
That would be my guess. He was in the Class of 2017 so it's unlikely that he has graduated and he's obviously not going to be granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA if he transfers here.

This would be like adding a JUCO player to the Class of 2020. We aren't targeting many realistic DBs in this class so he would be a nice addition to the roster.
We're up against Florida, Texas and Nebraska here. I don't know what their scholarship situations are but we have room to add two more scholarship players. We can probably sell potential playing time to him as well since S. Green is gone after this season and we haven't added any secondary players in the Class of 2020. He's up to 220 lbs so he would be great at SS.

He was supposedly having a really good camp so Miami fans were somewhat surprised that he decided to transfer.

I'm not sure how much actual "recruiting" can be done in situations like this and he's deciding this week, however. We have to hope that there is a strong connection between him and Hudson. He also went to the same High School as Deon Pate.

Ykili Ross was rumored as a possible addition for a long time but he doesn't appear to have landed anywhere?
He can use the excuse that OSU quarterback not being named a starter has upset him.
 
Woodridge, IL
So did all the BBQ buzz just die again, or are there things happening behind the scenes? I don’t like the quiet! 😬
It’s a dead period until season starts so coaches can’t contact players.
 
That would be my guess. He was in the Class of 2017 so it's unlikely that he has graduated and he's obviously not going to be granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA if he transfers here.

This would be like adding a JUCO player to the Class of 2020. We aren't targeting many realistic DBs in this class so he would be a nice addition to the roster.
We're up against Florida, Texas and Nebraska here. I don't know what their scholarship situations are but we have room to add two more scholarship players. We can probably sell potential playing time to him as well since S. Green is gone after this season and we haven't added any secondary players in the Class of 2020. He's up to 220 lbs so he would be great at SS.

He was supposedly having a really good camp so Miami fans were somewhat surprised that he decided to transfer.

I'm not sure how much actual "recruiting" can be done in situations like this and he's deciding this week, however. We have to hope that there is a strong connection between him and Hudson. He also went to the same High School as Deon Pate.

Ykili Ross was rumored as a possible addition for a long time but he doesn't appear to have landed anywhere?
According to the 247 video he submitted his transfer after the official depth chart was released.. so I'm speculating he did not win the starting job and wants to go elsewhere..
 
Underthrows the second pass in the highlight and then barely steps into his next throw and shows plenty of zip
Hillgrove is a very highly rated large school in Georgia. They have a top 25 5 Star DE who is going to Clemson. They are a good defensive team. I know that it was a scrimmage, but those are good numbers against a very strong team.
 
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.....with immediate eligibility?
I heard the news from someone close to Enos, but I don’t know anything about eligibility. This is also the guy that said jt was staying in Miami, even as he was boarding a plane to Champaign.
 
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