Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

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Guilty. Patience not my strong suit.

We have seen bursts like this in the past, but were unable to sustain momentum. Hopefully they get over the hump this time
The staff has a plan on how many commits they want to take in this period. They also want to save some for senior film and transfers.
 
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Guilty. Patience not my strong suit.

We have seen bursts like this in the past, but were unable to sustain momentum. Hopefully they get over the hump this time
To be fair, this recent run has moved us from 14th in B1G recruiting to 14th in B1G recruiting, but at least in the range of overtaking IU for 13... so it isn’t like we have arrived yet. It matters where we finish, but we are still entering the halfway point at the back of the pack.
 
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To be fair, this recent run has moved us from 14th in B1G recruiting to 14th in B1G recruiting, but at least in the range of overtaking IU for 13... so it isn’t like we have arrived yet. It matters where we finish, but we are still entering the halfway point at the back of the pack.
That's true. But at least there is something to talk about besides complaining how there are zero recruits.
 
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To be fair, this recent run has moved us from 14th in B1G recruiting to 14th in B1G recruiting, but at least in the range of overtaking IU for 13... so it isn’t like we have arrived yet. It matters where we finish, but we are still entering the halfway point at the back of the pack.
I saw this as well, but it’s again important to remind people that those rankings are heavily weighted towards the number of recruits you have as opposed to quality. Minnesota is ridiculously high right now because they push for commitments so quickly. Also, found it interesting that NW only has one in-state player, given all the bashing there has been about Lovie not locking down the state.
 
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To be fair, this recent run has moved us from 14th in B1G recruiting to 14th in B1G recruiting, but at least in the range of overtaking IU for 13... so it isn’t like we have arrived yet. It matters where we finish, but we are still entering the halfway point at the back of the pack.
I dont know if our recruiting rankings will ever truly reflect how well compared to other Big 10 teams since we are taking a new pattern of transfers compared to most other Big 10 schools. You can semi look at the average rating, but we do rely on transfer recruits so much. We are filling around 20 slots just on senior class so I would imagine we use a total of 15ish slots for new recruits and 5ish for transfer. I'm sure 2 or 3 players transfer after this year. My one concern seems to be other teams in Big 10 are now picking up really good recruits that did not use to. However, if we can prove our transfer market is not a fluke, we should be fine. We just need to develop a push rush with some of our recruits.
 
I saw this as well, but it’s again important to remind people that those rankings are heavily weighted towards the number of recruits you have as opposed to quality. Minnesota is ridiculously high right now because they push for commitments so quickly. Also, found it interesting that NW only has one in-state player, given all the bashing there has been about Lovie not locking down the state.
I dont know if our recruiting rankings will ever truly reflect how well compared to other Big 10 teams since we are taking a new pattern of transfers compared to most other Big 10 schools. You can semi look at the average rating, but we do rely on transfer recruits so much. We are filling around 20 slots just on senior class so I would imagine we use a total of 15ish slots for new recruits and 5ish for transfer. I'm sure 2 or 3 players transfer after this year. My one concern seems to be other teams in Big 10 are now picking up really good recruits that did not use to. However, if we can prove our transfer market is not a fluke, we should be fine. We just need to develop a push rush with some of our recruits.
Overall talent composite has us at 8.


https://247sports.com/Season/2019-Football/CollegeTeamTalentComposite/?Conference=Big-Ten

Look at who we are losing and see if the current players are an upgrade from a recruiting standpoint, they are. That’s what matters
 
Overall talent composite has us at 8.


https://247sports.com/Season/2019-Football/CollegeTeamTalentComposite/?Conference=Big-Ten

Look at who we are losing and see if the current players are an upgrade from a recruiting standpoint, they are. That’s what matters
Definitely, not complaining. Just saying other schools have stepped it up. Appreciate all your insight. Glad to have this string of commits and definitely, yesterday's commit. Also, in a weird way, so far, the one I am most excited about is Moffett. That speed at linebacker is electrifying.
 
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Is this what Christmas morning without a present feels like? I checked when I got up this AM for the second commit. Still nothing. Did they change their mind? Or is it just timing?
 
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I saw this as well, but it’s again important to remind people that those rankings are heavily weighted towards the number of recruits you have as opposed to quality.
Problem is if you go by average ranking we move up to 13, ahead of Rutgers. We may be able to out develop, find underrated gems, transfers to make up for recruiting classes. I hope so, but I don’t think this has to be an either or thing & it would be nice to start out on more even footing. For the record, I’m fine with waiting until the class is finished, but I don’t think you stick your head in the sand and think this recent upward tick means all is well with high school recruiting.
 
Problem is if you go by average ranking we move up to 13, ahead of Rutgers. We may be able to out develop, find underrated gems, transfers to make up for recruiting classes. I hope so, but I don’t think this has to be an either or thing & it would be nice to start out on more even footing. For the record, I’m fine with waiting until the class is finished, but I don’t think you stick your head in the sand and think this recent upward tick means all is well with high school recruiting.
Ah, yes. I forgot I said that.

Oh wait, you were just making an argument by fabricating something that literally no one has said on here. Just because people are happy to see recruits committing does not mean anyone thinks everything is going well. The talent level is improving through recruiting and transfers, and I will continue to give Lovie and Co. the benefit of the doubt because of that.
 
So I lost track of all the siren tweets. Did three big time commitments come in this weekend? I saw one.
 
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