Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

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you feel me, dog?
Elmhurst
Is sure seems like Lovie is having more fun with this than he did with the Bears. That has got to come across to the recruits.
He genuinely seems to love this job and the kids - which is beyond refreshing. I dont know many coaches that come off that way at the Power 5 level.
Yeah, it's coming together. Lovie's CV is so strong, his ex-players love and respect him. From the parental angle, who wouldn't want to send their kid to play for Lovie? Now that the program is moving the needle and we've resolved the facilities shortcoming, we're gaining traction. Exciting times.
 
Naperville
Nice get. He got an offer after camping with us in June so we've seen him in person and liked him enough to extend an offer. There was speculation that he would commit back in June.

He threw for 33 TDs this season:

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/13346748/5d77b4c615f6010ab0811356

He is teammates and close friends with 4 Star DE Shemar Turner as well:

https://247sports.com/Player/Shemar-Turner-46055593/

Another teammate, WR Jaedon WIlson, also visited with Samari back in June and got an offer from us:

https://247sports.com/Player/Jaedon-Wilson-46055682/

Byron Murphy is also on that team but we haven't offered him yet:

https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Byron-Murphy-II-125540/RecruitInterests/
 
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Is Sammari visiting this weekend or just a coincidence?
 
Nice get. He got an offer after camping with us in June so we've seen him in person and liked him enough to extend an offer. There was speculation that he would commit back in June.

He threw for 33 TDs this season:

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/13346748/5d77b4c615f6010ab0811356

He is teammates and close friends with 4 Star DE Shemar Turner as well:

https://247sports.com/Player/Shemar-Turner-46055593/

Another teammate, WR Jaedon WIlson, also visited with Samari back in June and got an offer from us:

https://247sports.com/Player/Jaedon-Wilson-46055682/

Byron Murphy is also on that team but we haven't offered him yet:

https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Byron-Murphy-II-125540/RecruitInterests/
I am by no means an expert on QB tech, but his throwing motion looks pretty loose, doesn't use his full body in all his throws. Hella strong arm though. Some of those bullets he threw when he had a wide base were impressive. Only a Junior, nice talent
 
But does he want to do that? That's the only question that really matters.
Does he honestly think he's going to transfer somewhere else, light it up as a QB, and get drafted? Don't think so..... It's more a matter of whether he wants to play ball in college, regardless of position, or if he's perfectly happy getting a degree from UI to propel him into a career as a regular Joe with the lifelong support of fellow UI grads.....
 
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Mapleton,IL.
Does he honestly think he's going to transfer somewhere else, light it up as a QB, and get drafted? Don't think so..... It's more a matter of whether he wants to play ball in college, regardless of position, or if he's perfectly happy getting a degree from UI to propel him into a career as a regular Joe with the lifelong support of fellow UI grads.....
Or maybe he loves playing QB. Wants to play. Goes to a Northern Iowa or Illinois State to get that chance.
 
Or maybe he loves playing QB. Wants to play. Goes to a Northern Iowa or Illinois State to get that chance.
Well, of course that is an option, assuming he is maintaining his grades I am certain a degree from UI will carry more sway than one from NI or ISU though. And there is zero guarantee a transfer leads to a staring QB spot..... Granted, some people make decisions for the short term vs the long term returns. It's their life......
 
Or maybe he loves playing QB. Wants to play. Goes to a Northern Iowa or Illinois State to get that chance.
Reading my mind. Since watching Coran in the IHSA title game he has always been stuck in my head as an Illinois State QB tearing up 1AA guiding the Redbirds to a deep playoff run.

If he isn’t going to see the field for us and that is what he wants I’d be fine if that is his destiny. Hopefully not before next years opener though
 
Reading my mind. Since watching Coran in the IHSA title game he has always been stuck in my head as an Illinois State QB tearing up 1AA guiding the Redbirds to a deep playoff run.

If he isn’t going to see the field for us and that is what he wants I’d be fine if that is his destiny. Hopefully not before next years opener though
Taylor would be a great fit for the ISU Redbirds.
 
Not a ton of buzz coming out of the OVs this weekend. shipton a plan b juco seems on board. wiggles gunna wait Until feb so likely a whiff there. no AJ or Doyle on campus. Hopefully better news to come but not much good so far
 
Not a ton of buzz coming out of the OVs this weekend. shipton a plan b juco seems on board. wiggles gunna wait Until feb so likely a whiff there. no AJ or Doyle on campus. Hopefully better news to come but not much good so far
You got it was a whiff because he is gonna wait until February? Doyle has been on campus numerous times this year wouldn’t worry to much about that staff was there for his championship game.
 
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