Until Zook's last couple years we historically ranged between 20 and 40 nationally, so this seems to be a pretty reasonable objective. This would typically put us in the top half of the Big 10, which is also pretty realistic I think.I think Virginia's class of 2021 should be where the program is in terms of recruiting long-term. Virginia is an academically powerful public university in a conference with a bona fide elite national power. Based on 247:
33rd ranked nationally
2 4-star recruits, both in-state prospects
13 top-1000 recruits
This is a high-floor foundation I think the Illini can reach under HCBB and this staff.