Guys, guys. I know it's not realistic for Illinois. We're not Duke. But it is encouraging to know that Illinois has "ins," or has been in contact, or has received visits from each of the young men I listed in this post. This isn't hyperbole; it's truth.
IMO Underwood is ahead of Groce bc he has a better percentage of bagging those top guys (though he has brought in significantly less of them). I just get this feeling like Groce & staff was a little pie-in-the-sky Pollyanna, where Underwood & staff has a bettter pulse of reality.