Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

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Nice get. He got an offer after camping with us in June so we've seen him in person and liked him enough to extend an offer. There was speculation that he would commit back in June.

He threw for 33 TDs this season:

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/13346748/5d77b4c615f6010ab0811356

He is teammates and close friends with 4 Star DE Shemar Turner as well:

https://247sports.com/Player/Shemar-Turner-46055593/

Another teammate, WR Jaedon WIlson, also visited with Samari back in June and got an offer from us:

https://247sports.com/Player/Jaedon-Wilson-46055682/

Byron Murphy is also on that team but we haven't offered him yet:

https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Byron-Murphy-II-125540/RecruitInterests/
 
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#1,556      
Is Sammari visiting this weekend or just a coincidence?
 
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This is a good pick for 2021. I hope he brings Shemar with him. Hopefully the Illini can beat out Alabama and the other blue chip programs. I think next year many other offers will come for this qb and the DL Shemar Turner will have about 50 by then.
 
#1,559      
Nice get. He got an offer after camping with us in June so we've seen him in person and liked him enough to extend an offer. There was speculation that he would commit back in June.

He threw for 33 TDs this season:

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/13346748/5d77b4c615f6010ab0811356

He is teammates and close friends with 4 Star DE Shemar Turner as well:

https://247sports.com/Player/Shemar-Turner-46055593/

Another teammate, WR Jaedon WIlson, also visited with Samari back in June and got an offer from us:

https://247sports.com/Player/Jaedon-Wilson-46055682/

Byron Murphy is also on that team but we haven't offered him yet:

https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Byron-Murphy-II-125540/RecruitInterests/
I am by no means an expert on QB tech, but his throwing motion looks pretty loose, doesn't use his full body in all his throws. Hella strong arm though. Some of those bullets he threw when he had a wide base were impressive. Only a Junior, nice talent
 
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I am by no means an expert on QB tech, but his throwing motion looks pretty loose, doesn't use his full body in all his throws. Hella strong arm though. Some of those bullets he threw when he had a wide base were impressive. Only a Junior, nice talent
I am by no means an professional gambler but hey I still give it a shot every now and then lol
 
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But does he want to do that? That's the only question that really matters.
Does he honestly think he's going to transfer somewhere else, light it up as a QB, and get drafted? Don't think so..... It's more a matter of whether he wants to play ball in college, regardless of position, or if he's perfectly happy getting a degree from UI to propel him into a career as a regular Joe with the lifelong support of fellow UI grads.....
 
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Does he honestly think he's going to transfer somewhere else, light it up as a QB, and get drafted? Don't think so..... It's more a matter of whether he wants to play ball in college, regardless of position, or if he's perfectly happy getting a degree from UI to propel him into a career as a regular Joe with the lifelong support of fellow UI grads.....
Or maybe he loves playing QB. Wants to play. Goes to a Northern Iowa or Illinois State to get that chance.
 
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Or maybe he loves playing QB. Wants to play. Goes to a Northern Iowa or Illinois State to get that chance.
Well, of course that is an option, assuming he is maintaining his grades I am certain a degree from UI will carry more sway than one from NI or ISU though. And there is zero guarantee a transfer leads to a staring QB spot..... Granted, some people make decisions for the short term vs the long term returns. It's their life......
 
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Or maybe he loves playing QB. Wants to play. Goes to a Northern Iowa or Illinois State to get that chance.

Reading my mind. Since watching Coran in the IHSA title game he has always been stuck in my head as an Illinois State QB tearing up 1AA guiding the Redbirds to a deep playoff run.

If he isn’t going to see the field for us and that is what he wants I’d be fine if that is his destiny. Hopefully not before next years opener though
 
#1,570      
Reading my mind. Since watching Coran in the IHSA title game he has always been stuck in my head as an Illinois State QB tearing up 1AA guiding the Redbirds to a deep playoff run.

If he isn’t going to see the field for us and that is what he wants I’d be fine if that is his destiny. Hopefully not before next years opener though
Taylor would be a great fit for the ISU Redbirds.
 
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Not a ton of buzz coming out of the OVs this weekend. shipton a plan b juco seems on board. wiggles gunna wait Until feb so likely a whiff there. no AJ or Doyle on campus. Hopefully better news to come but not much good so far
 
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Not a ton of buzz coming out of the OVs this weekend. shipton a plan b juco seems on board. wiggles gunna wait Until feb so likely a whiff there. no AJ or Doyle on campus. Hopefully better news to come but not much good so far
You got it was a whiff because he is gonna wait until February? Doyle has been on campus numerous times this year wouldn’t worry to much about that staff was there for his championship game.
 
#1,574      
MDW-CMI-MSP-SEA
At least one wholly unreliable source is claiming that Anthony Shipton committed on his visit. That accompanies the crystal ball that went Illinois' way for him.
 
#1,575      
Did Dixon decommit? I saw a tweet that said something about "since you gave up on me, I will make you pay. Is something going on or am I reading too much into the tweet?
 
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