Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

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Welcome to the Illinois Football Recruiting Thread :illinois:

2022 Illini Football Commits

1) OL Joey Okla (February 5th, 2021)
2) QB Donovan Leary (March 29th, 2021)
3) OL Hunter Whitenack (April 16th, 2021)
4) WR Hank Beatty (April 17th, 2021)
5) OL Clayton Leonard (April 18th, 2021)
6) TE Owen Anderson (April 28th, 2021)
7) TE Henry Boyer (April 29th, 2021)
8) RB Jordan Anderson (April 29th, 2021)
9) LB Malachi Hood (June 7th, 2021)
10) WR Eian Pugh (June 23rd, 2021)
11) WR Ashton Hollins (June 30th, 2021)
12) OL Matt Fries (July 2nd, 2021)
13) LB Jared Badie (July 4th, 2021)
14) RB Aidan Laughery (July 14th, 2021)
15) WR Shawn Miller (July 17th, 2021)
16) DL Brian Allen (August 23rd, 2021)
 
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yeah I'm pretty sure that Allen Treiu guy has changed his prediction 3 times on there. It was all UK, then MSU, now Pitt.
Those were most of the Twitter comments from fans. Along with Virginia and Illinois. Seems like any of the 5 it could be, but I guess Pitt is the trending pick.
 
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Whitenack, Okla, Fries going to be future studs. I wouldn’t rule out Clayton Leonard as a serious contributor. We got some “wrasslers” in that crew. I’m good.
 
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Cincinnati, OH
Baer would have been the highest rated recruit in our 2022 class, you make room for that level of player.

He’s ranked higher than I remembered. Fair statement. I always believed the Fries decision meant that either Illinois knew they weren’t getting Baer, liked Fries better, or some combination of both.
 
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Baer would have been the highest rated recruit in our 2022 class, you make room for that level of player.

Isn’t our class consisted of mostly thoroughly average recruits though? A good player is going to be higher than everybody in our class. At that point the question becomes, is he THAT much better than everybody in the class that you make room for him at an already crowded position?

I’m not here to argue one way or the other cause I don’t know what goes into football talent evaluation. Just saying we have recruited some good pieces, but we’re not hitting grand slams based on rankings.
 
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Isn’t our class consisted of mostly thoroughly average recruits though? A good player is going to be higher than everybody in our class. At that point the question becomes, is he THAT much better than everybody in the class that you make room for him at an already crowded position?

I’m not here to argue one way or the other cause I don’t know what goes into football talent evaluation. Just saying we have recruited some good pieces, but we’re not hitting grand slams based on rankings.
I'm no talent evaluator either, but based on the offer list compared to our OL commits, it's really no contest. I would be pretty surprised if our staff didn't take him if he wanted to come.