Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

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An East Saint Louis recruit can not enroll at Illinois until after March 19, 2023, two years after Hawthorne was hired. Thus, we can still recruit the Class of 2023 players as long as they are not early enrollees. This really only prevents us from recruiting Class of 2022 East Saint Louis players. We can still recruit McVay and Patterson.

So why can schools hire HS Basketball coaches then sign their players? See ASU, Mizzou, orhers
 
#431      
Decatur, IL
Assistant coach positions have no restrictions. Non-assistant coaching positions: can't get players from coach's HS for ~2 years.
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Intended to have the post you were replying to in there.
 
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#435      
We have a talented RB room and pretty above average QB room with Peters and Williams leading way. In 2-3 years, hopefully we can keep same with Spann and Leary.
Not dissing our players, we got some real good ones but you really think our QBs are "pretty above average" compared to other teams in the BT? I'd say average would be generous. IW has not been a great passer and Peters is inconsistent. Both can run a little.

How about our RBs? average or below average in the BT? Sure wish we had Reggie Corbin this year, he'd certainly be above average.

Hopefully someone(s) is a pleasant surprise this year. It does seem to happen almost every year, I'll give you that.
 
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#437      
Cincinnati, OH
Any projections for number of offensive linemen they'll take in 2022 class?

Already have a commitment from Joey Okla. Positive crystal ball activity for Hunter Whitenack, Clayton Leonard, and Danny McGuire.

Four isn't excessive but it's an interesting data point of the first commitment being a lineman and priority being placed on many others.
 
#438      
Any projections for number of offensive linemen they'll take in 2022 class?

Already have a commitment from Joey Okla. Positive crystal ball activity for Hunter Whitenack, Clayton Leonard, and Danny McGuire.

Four isn't excessive but it's an interesting data point of the first commitment being a lineman and priority being placed on many others.
Would welcome this. As they say, it all starts up front.
 
#440      
Not dissing our players, we got some real good ones but you really think our QBs are "pretty above average" compared to other teams in the BT? I'd say average would be generous. IW has not been a great passer and Peters is inconsistent. Both can run a little.

How about our RBs? average or below average in the BT? Sure wish we had Reggie Corbin this year, he'd certainly be above average.

Hopefully someone(s) is a pleasant surprise this year. It does seem to happen almost every year, I'll give you that.
If we were to say average across the board ---- that still would be overly generous.
 
#441      
Dallan Hayden, 4-star RB from Memphis, and brother of Chase Hayden has scheduled an official visit for June 4. Other scheduled visits to ND and tOSU. Got in on him after Bielema was hired but he did add us to his list after he cut it down to 4.
 
#442      
Dallan Hayden, 4-star RB from Memphis, and brother of Chase Hayden has scheduled an official visit for June 4. Other scheduled visits to ND and tOSU. Got in on him after Bielema was hired but he did add us to his list after he cut it down to 4.
CB has him choosing Tennessee. Let's see what we can do about that.
 
#444      
coach b best coach best assistant coach George McDonald we are recruiting the state of Illinois like no school is we will bring in some midwest stars if they are smart enough to get in to the u of I George McDonald former illini wide receiver better then Nathan scheelheause got us the new qb commitment very talented coaches exited to watch the orange and blue game ill
 
#445      
coach b best coach best assistant coach George McDonald we are recruiting the state of Illinois like no school is we will bring in some midwest stars if they are smart enough to get in to the u of I George McDonald former illini wide receiver better then Nathan scheelheause got us the new qb commitment very talented coaches exited to watch the orange and blue game ill
Punctuation is your friend, my friend.
 
#446      
coach b best coach best assistant coach George McDonald we are recruiting the state of Illinois like no school is we will bring in some midwest stars if they are smart enough to get in to the u of I George McDonald former illini wide receiver better then Nathan scheelheause got us the new qb commitment very talented coaches exited to watch the orange and blue game ill
I think they put something in your orange koolaid, my friend.
 
#447      
coach b best coach best assistant coach George McDonald we are recruiting the state of Illinois like no school is we will bring in some midwest stars if they are smart enough to get in to the u of I George McDonald former illini wide receiver better then Nathan scheelheause got us the new qb commitment very talented coaches exited to watch the orange and blue game ill
It sounds like "the kid's" younger brother. Love the enthusiasm.
 
#448      
coach b best coach best assistant coach George McDonald we are recruiting the state of Illinois like no school is we will bring in some midwest stars if they are smart enough to get in to the u of I George McDonald former illini wide receiver better then Nathan scheelheause got us the new qb commitment very talented coaches exited to watch the orange and blue game ill
A man of few, and sometimes confusing posts.
 
#450      
Western Illinois
Is he WR or RB?


I've wondered if the staff will bring in another RB if Epstein decides to not come back.
RB, I have no idea if the staff would take another RB. He's from Illinois is why I would like to see him in the O & B.
 
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