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Old Jan 4, 2018, 08:50 PM   #2276
BillyBob1
Location: Champaign
Brown was hurt, looking at his knee. Looked like he came back in.
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Old Jan 4, 2018, 09:40 PM   #2277
EJ33
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Watching Verdis very small senior highlights at IMG at OC and seeing this even smaller clip at this practice.....I have a very hard time believing Verdis moves well enough to play DL. At best- He looks like an interior OL guy.

not trying to knock the kid, but he doesn't look like a DL to me. Look at Avery- thats how you want to see a interior DL move. Verdis moves very different then Avery.

Calling it now.

Avery- Clearly DL

Verdis- OL/OC
Lovie has already said Verdis is starting out on the DL.
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Old Jan 5, 2018, 01:10 PM   #2278
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Seems like it's just a matter of time before Arizona is going to have to release their 2018 signed recruits. Guessing Illinois would make another attempt at Tre Adams.
Can he play linebacker?
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Old Jan 5, 2018, 04:57 PM   #2279
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Hall, Robertson and Jackson are all Junipero Serra related guys (Hall's dad played there with David Williams and some have referred to Hall as Williams' nephew) and Hardy is working all of them.

It seems more likely that we get all 3 or none vs. some other combination.

If Hall is a longshot, so is Robertson etc...
They all seem headed in different directions on visits though, with only Robertson scheduled to visit us. Unless Hall and or Jackson previously visited I don't know
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Old Jan 5, 2018, 05:38 PM   #2280
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Hall, Robertson and Jackson are all Junipero Serra related guys (Hall's dad played there with David Williams and some have referred to Hall as Williams' nephew) and Hardy is working all of them.

It seems more likely that we get all 3 or none vs. some other combination.

If Hall is a longshot, so is Robertson etc...
I've always thought that package deals are exceptionally rare. I think it is an extreme long shot that we convince any of these L.A. guys (all of whom have very good options closer to home) to attend a school on the prairie. I, of course, hope that Lovie proves me wrong.
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Old Jan 5, 2018, 10:49 PM   #2281
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https://247sports.com/college/illino...nois-113137691

I don't think this was posted yet. Good Q&A with Verdis
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Old Jan 6, 2018, 07:13 PM   #2282
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https://247sports.com/college/illino...nois-113137691

I don't think this was posted yet. Good Q&A with Verdis
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Old Jan 8, 2018, 07:56 PM   #2283
IlliniFisherman
Location: MN
Sorry if this has been posted a bunch. Who are the early enrollees?


Also, agree that landing the cali kids would be huge
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Old Jan 8, 2018, 10:33 PM   #2284
BigStan97
Location: Cincinnati OH
I feel like all the Cali kids are pipe dreams. Hope I’m wrong but think none are coming to ILL
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 01:50 AM   #2285
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I feel like all the Cali kids are pipe dreams. Hope Iím wrong but think none are coming to ILL
It's looking that way. After Jackson & Hall had told the coaches they would visit in Jan, now it appears neither of those will happen. And all of the buzz with Robertson is to ASU since they hired Antonio Pierce. Hopefully, Hardy & AHS can sway him this way on his OV this weekend
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 01:56 AM   #2286
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Sorry if this has been posted a bunch. Who are the early enrollees?


Also, agree that landing the cali kids would be huge
The ones I know of:
FR-Verdis, Unije, Norwood
JC-Walker
Grad Transfer-Meadors
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 01:48 PM   #2287
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It's looking that way. After Jackson & Hall had told the coaches they would visit in Jan, now it appears neither of those will happen. And all of the buzz with Robertson is to ASU since they hired Antonio Pierce. Hopefully, Hardy & AHS can sway him this way on his OV this weekend
Yeah, really tough to compete with ASU now that they've matched what is perhaps the Illini's top selling point: a heavily African-American staff with loads of NFL experience.

ASU stomps all over us on location, weather, facilities, easier academics, recent recruiting, record over the past 20 years and . . . girls.
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 02:02 PM   #2288
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Illinois in on Manuel Allen?

https://twitter.com/adamgorney/statu...01386811228160

https://247sports.com/Player/Manuel-Allen-90002
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 02:25 PM   #2289
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Ill be committing at the Polynesian bowl game jan 20th #Illinois or #GoCards
https://twitter.com/Mannyp___/status/950554304007385089
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 02:31 PM   #2290
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I'm not holding my breath on him coming here, but man would that be a fantastic surprise. And then if we could follow that up with a get of Robertson.

Four 4 star recruits in one class?! Is that even legal?!
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 02:32 PM   #2291
Illwinsagain
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According to 247 link,


1/6/17 Commit to USC
2/24/17 De-commit from USC
4/15/17 Commit to Nebby
8/17/17 De-commit from Nebby
8/17/17 Commit to L'ville


Interesting....
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 02:42 PM   #2292
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According to 247 link,


1/6/17 Commit to USC
2/24/17 De-commit from USC
4/15/17 Commit to Nebby
8/17/17 De-commit from Nebby
8/17/17 Commit to L'ville


Interesting....
So he commits to Illinois next and then 1-4 months later decommits. Got it.
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 02:44 PM   #2293
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So he commits to Illinois next and then 1-4 months later decommits. Got it.
Or we lock him in next month
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 03:31 PM   #2294
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According to 247 link,


1/6/17 Commit to USC
2/24/17 De-commit from USC
4/15/17 Commit to Nebby
8/17/17 De-commit from Nebby
8/17/17 Commit to L'ville


Interesting....
USC -> Nebraska -> Louisville -> Illinois

Anyone notice a pattern there?
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 03:50 PM   #2295
Ramrod2010
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USC -> Nebraska -> Louisville -> Illinois

Anyone notice a pattern there?
Yeah, reverse alphabetical order. Hate to eventually lose him to Appalachian State
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 03:57 PM   #2296
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Yeah, reverse alphabetical order. Hate to eventually lose him to Appalachian State
+1. Nice
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 04:15 PM   #2297
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Yeah, reverse alphabetical order. Hate to eventually lose him to Appalachian State
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 05:36 PM   #2298
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USC -> Nebraska -> Louisville -> Illinois

Anyone notice a pattern there?
Yep. He settled early and progressively sought out better programs as his stock improved
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 05:47 PM   #2299
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Yeah, really tough to compete with ASU now that they've matched what is perhaps the Illini's top selling point: a heavily African-American staff with loads of NFL experience.

ASU stomps all over us on location, weather, facilities, easier academics, recent recruiting, record over the past 20 years and . . . girls.
Absolutely wrong on last one. You realize. The Midwest farmers' daughters really make you feel all right?
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Old Jan 9, 2018, 06:20 PM   #2300
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Strong gif
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