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Old Mar 22, 2018, 12:29 PM   #1
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Eligible immediately
https://twitter.com/classicJG/status...rc=twsrc%5Etfw

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Old Mar 22, 2018, 12:33 PM   #2
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Nice!
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 12:34 PM   #3
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 12:35 PM   #4
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He was a dual threat QB in high school.
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 12:35 PM   #5
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Grad transfer WR from USC?!? Jalen Greene!
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 12:36 PM   #6
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 12:39 PM   #7
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I've never seen this before:

Position: Jalen Greene

http://usctrojans.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6113
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 12:39 PM   #8
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So a grad transfer?
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 12:41 PM   #9
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So a grad transfer?
Yep. Top 500 guy as a senior in HS.
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 12:43 PM   #10
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I've never seen this before:

Position: Jalen Greene

http://usctrojans.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6113
Hahaha, yeah, that is odd. I bet he's #1 at that position in the nation.
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 12:56 PM   #11
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Hahaha, yeah, that is odd. I bet he's #1 at that position in the nation.
It took me a second to see what you guys were noting, LOL!
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 01:11 PM   #12
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I wonder what happened with him last year. He was getting some time and looking like working to being a starter but nothing as a junior?
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 01:15 PM   #13
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Grad transfer WR from USC?!? Jalen Greene!
And USC fans being extremely supportive on twitter. Nice to see. They even called Illini fans “classy”
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 01:33 PM   #14
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A nice appetizer before tomorrow. Will add some much needed depth to the WR position next season. Didn't put up amazing stats or anything, but then he was competing against some pretty decent talent at USC, and they recruited him out of HS, so that says something.

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Old Mar 22, 2018, 01:45 PM   #15
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Looks like he is another blue shirt.

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He joins Illinois as a blueshirt, meaning he could not take an official visit nor receive a home visit from Illinois. He said he will arrive at Illinois in May or June but will not be on scholarship until practice begins. His scholarship -- as well as grad-transfer quarterback A.J. Bush and Danville kicker Caleb Griffin -- will count toward one of the 25 scholarship spots the NCAA allows Illinois to use in the Class of 2019.
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 02:52 PM   #16
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WR position looking better. Hope all is ok with Dorsey and Dudek returns to form. The other grad transfer WR from the smaller college looks good to.
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 02:57 PM   #17
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sweet!
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Old May 14, 2018, 10:41 AM   #18
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Greene update

I hate to make my first post on here something that is somewhat bad news for the host fan base but Jalen Greene is currently enrolled at Utah State and has been practicing with the team for about a week now.

The reason I come here is to ask if anyone on your end knows what happened? Nothing official has been announced by USU and there have been no news articles or press releases regarding this. During some recent booster events, the Aggie coaching staff has made mention that there is a grad transfer WR on campus that was highly sought after but has not mentioned Greene by name. All they would offer is that the player had a specific agenda he went over with each school he visited and was adamant that they meet his criteria. Supposedly the items on his agenda were the ability for immediate playing time, quality of the QB for 2018-19, and the status of the returning OL.

Would any of the list above be an area of concern for the Illlini? Or did your coaching staff perhaps recruit over Greene causing him to look elsewhere? Any insight you might have would be greatly appreciated - otherwise it appears fans of both schools are in the dark about this one.
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Old May 14, 2018, 10:49 AM   #19
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I hate to make my first post on here something that is somewhat bad news for the host fan base but Jalen Greene is currently enrolled at Utah State and has been practicing with the team for about a week now.

The reason I come here is to ask if anyone on your end knows what happened? Nothing official has been announced by USU and there have been no news articles or press releases regarding this. During some recent booster events, the Aggie coaching staff has made mention that there is a grad transfer WR on campus that was highly sought after but has not mentioned Greene by name. All they would offer is that the player had a specific agenda he went over with each school he visited and was adamant that they meet his criteria. Supposedly the items on his agenda were the ability for immediate playing time, quality of the QB for 2018-19, and the status of the returning OL.

Would any of the list above be an area of concern for the Illlini? Or did your coaching staff perhaps recruit over Greene causing him to look elsewhere? Any insight you might have would be greatly appreciated - otherwise it appears fans of both schools are in the dark about this one.
Welcome. We don't shoot the messenger here...at least most of us. Yes, bad news and no clue what transpired.
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Old May 14, 2018, 12:09 PM   #20
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I'm going to go on a limb, since he was blue shirting (scholly applied to 2019 recruiting class), maybe the staff made the tough decision of reopening the scholarship for this current high school class?

Just a thought with scholarships being pretty scarce for this class.
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Old May 14, 2018, 02:07 PM   #21
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Weird. I just did a google search and found the utah state message board talking about him coming there. People on there were asking for a link as well but nobody had provided one. The guy's a mystery.
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Old May 14, 2018, 05:13 PM   #22
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Confirmed: https://247sports.com/college/utah-s...tate-118221752
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Old May 14, 2018, 05:31 PM   #23
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26 receptions for 300 yards over 3 years, is not something I'm going to feel bad about losing. Yes, a 10+ypc is a good thing, but it's still over 3 years. Factor in opposing teams not having a book on this guy and concentrating on USC's better receivers, and that ypc would most likely go down over time. I have a feeling the staff told this guy find another landing spot. At the time this was reported we weren't anywhere near landing some of the guys we've been pulling in of late.

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Old May 14, 2018, 06:09 PM   #24
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26 receptions for 300 yards over 3 years, is not something I'm going to feel bad about losing. Yes, a 10+ypc is a good thing, but it's still over 3 years. Factor in opposing teams not having a book on this guy and concentrating on USC's better receivers, and that ypc would most likely go down over time. I have a feeling the staff told this guy find another landing spot. At the time this was reported we weren't anywhere near landing some of the guys we've been pulling in of late.
I doubt the staff told him to go elsewhere. He was a blueshirt which I'm guessing was the issue. I dont think we could pay him anything until the fall
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Old May 14, 2018, 07:00 PM   #25
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I dont think we could pay him anything until the fall
Shhhhhh
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