Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

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GAH! Were we supposed to close this thread on page 77 again?
 
IW's still playing high school ball with flashes of those days in camp and limited action. Robinson knows every play in that book which gives him the edge as backup(chase daniels). My only question on this subject's what's up with Coran? Strong arm, athletic, has been in the program...Any insider info on Coran?
Werner made a comment the other day about the QB position from camp and the simple drill of throwing to receivers during routes. It was along the lines of some parents coming up to him and talking about Peters having a B1G arm and they have not seen that here in a while. He continued saying that Matt and IW struggled to make the throws with consistency and strength. I believe his next comment was "then Coran would come up and you would have no idea where it was going to go".
 
Werner made a comment the other day about the QB position from camp and the simple drill of throwing to receivers during routes. It was along the lines of some parents coming up to him and talking about Peters having a B1G arm and they have not seen that here in a while. He continued saying that Matt and IW struggled to make the throws with consistency and strength. I believe his next comment was "then Coran would come up and you would have no idea where it was going to go".
My impression of Coran has been based off of one throw he made in the spring game and drilled a deep inn pass across the middle. Seems like one of those players when the lights are on he'll make shiii happen
 
My impression of Coran has been based off of one throw he made in the spring game and drilled a deep inn pass across the middle. Seems like one of those players when the lights are on he'll make shiii happen
He has the running ability and size to be a Khalil Tate, but he needs to make some serious strides with his accuracy
 
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The very rare late redshirt would pay dividends for him. He looks twice the size he was the last two seasons. Another yr sitting watching the game and letting his Gene's takeover would make him a shiii disturber
I spent 30 seconds pondering who Gene was. :)

As to your point, I agree. Gay was pressed into service out of necessity, but he would've been far better served (in a perfect world) by redshirting.
 
Noticed that Stanford has 11 guys in portal — most if not all grad transfers. Know of no real connection of any them to Illini, but noticed one of the DL is from Indiana. Jovan Swann is from Greenwood and has had 4 sacks each of last 2 years.
 

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Questions from a Neanderthal:

What exactly transpires during a recruit's visit to Illinois? Meet and greet, eats, watch team in action, talk to adminstrators, guidance counselors? And are they actually suited up to see how they like the orange-and-blue look? I'm serious. What goes on?

Thanks.

A warm welcome, Mr. Spann.
 
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And are they actually suited up to see how they like the orange-and-blue look?
Yes, a photo op in full uniform seems to be a standard part of every visit now. Recruits want to put photos up on social media, and its also a way for us to get our brand presence out there.
 
Questions from a Neanderthal:

What exactly transpires during a recruit's visit to Illinois? Meet and greet, eats, watch team in action, talk to adminstrators, guidance counselors? And are they actually suited up to see how they like the orange-and-blue look? I'm serious. What goes on?

Thanks.

A warm welcome, Mr. Spann.
I don't have answer to your question. One thing that Zook used to do that I thought sounded cool. Was take the visitors sledding. A lot of them were from Florida and hadn't been in snow much.
 
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So my guy on the team said it’s looking like wiggles is in. Newton/riggings they aren’t quite sure about 50/50. Bailey will go to Minnesota if they will take him. Staff seems out on levelston and art green.
As others have mentioned, we already have a Bailey-type: Seth Coleman. We have a VG chance to shore up our interior DL (which is critical). Thanks for the info.
 
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I’ll shed more light on this after ESP. Things are a bit wild right now.
I like the surprises. ESP is going to be FUN! And then hopefully hearing about what went on behind the scenes, too. This thread will get loooong.
If you're like me it took almost an entire cup of coffee to figure out this refers to the Early Signing Period.
 
He also alluded that the staff wants to leave some scholarships open because kids will transfer after bowl games a lot of times. Want to get another impact receiver, DL depth and maybe a veteran safety. Also they wouldn’t mind getting a backup offense line to compete with Verdis.
 
My impression of Coran has been based off of one throw he made in the spring game and drilled a deep inn pass across the middle. Seems like one of those players when the lights are on he'll make shiii happen
This is what the beat writers were telling us about Chance Crouch, until they saw a larger sample size.
 
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