Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

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mhuml32

Cincinnati, OH
Karner isn’t from Elmhurst. I believe he lives in bloomingdale

Just speaking of recruits that are going to school in Elmhurst. Speaking generally, if you drew a north-south line straight through O'Hare, it functions as a good marker for Illinois football recruiting since Zook was hired: East of O'Hare through downtown = good. West of O'Hare until Fox River = bad. And before people bring up individual cases, these are general statements - each recruit has different factors that influence their recruitment. It's just that being from Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Arlington Heights, Barrington, etc. often means that Illinois has an uphill recruiting fight against Iowa, Notre Dame, and Northwestern.

Also KJ Parker who’s an iowa commit camped at Illinois and didn’t get an offer. Matt Bowen coaches at ic and it’s not like he’s had much influence in pushing karner and hulak to iowa. In high school football the 7on7 programs have a lot of say in their players recruitments

The chicken-or-the-egg argument: If Illinois is doing poorly in these areas, is it based on demographic/geographic/SES factors? Yes. Does it also hurt if Illinois is passing on making offers for worthwhile prospects in the area? Yes.
 
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Apologies if uninformed but is there a running football scholarship chart somewhere that I could look at to see who could return in 2024?
 
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Apologies if uninformed but is there a running football scholarship chart somewhere that I could look at to see who could return in 2024?
Actually I'll just give you my very unofficial guess for next year

QB: Luke, Leary, Swanson/Petty
RB: Love, Laughery, Feagin, Valentine
WR: Bryant, IW(?), Beatty, Hollins, Elzy, Sanders
TE: Tip(?), Moore, Arkin, Anderson, Boyer
OL: Crisler, Kruetz, Gesky, Whitnack, Shuster, Okla, Henderson
DL: Randolph, Daxon, Edwards, Sed, Farrell
OLB: Coleman(?), Jacas(?), Bryant, Badie, Transfer/JUCO
LB: Rosiek, Odeluga, Hood, Kruetz, Hayden
CB: Taz, Strain, X. Scott, To be, Karriem, Transer/JUCO
S: Bailey, M. Scott, Mac, Transfer(s)/JUCO
*Note this isn't everyone just guys who I expect to see the field the most next season.
 
#135      

Joel Goodson

dawgville
Actually I'll just give you my very unofficial guess for next year

QB: Luke, Leary, Swanson/Petty
RB: Love, Laughery, Feagin, Valentine
WR: Bryant, IW(?), Beatty, Hollins, Elzy, Sanders
TE: Tip(?), Moore, Arkin, Anderson, Boyer
OL: Crisler, Kruetz, Gesky, Whitnack, Shuster, Okla, Henderson
DL: Randolph, Daxon, Edwards, Sed, Farrell
OLB: Coleman(?), Jacas(?), Bryant, Badie, Transfer/JUCO
LB: Rosiek, Odeluga, Hood, Kruetz, Hayden
CB: Taz, Strain, X. Scott, To be, Karriem, Transer/JUCO
S: Bailey, M. Scott, Mac, Transfer(s)/JUCO
*Note this isn't everyone just guys who I expect to see the field the most next season.

who is To be? lol

interesting that Farrell made your list and Bray didn't. omission?
 
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Actually I'll just give you my very unofficial guess for next year

QB: Luke, Leary, Swanson/Petty
RB: Love, Laughery, Feagin, Valentine
WR: Bryant, IW(?), Beatty, Hollins, Elzy, Sanders
TE: Tip(?), Moore, Arkin, Anderson, Boyer
OL: Crisler, Kruetz, Gesky, Whitnack, Shuster, Okla, Henderson
DL: Randolph, Daxon, Edwards, Sed, Farrell
OLB: Coleman(?), Jacas(?), Bryant, Badie, Transfer/JUCO
LB: Rosiek, Odeluga, Hood, Kruetz, Hayden
CB: Taz, Strain, X. Scott, To be, Karriem, Transer/JUCO
S: Bailey, M. Scott, Mac, Transfer(s)/JUCO
*Note this isn't everyone just guys who I expect to see the field the most next season.
No McCray?
 
#138      

blackdog

Champaign
who is To be? lol

interesting that Farrell made your list and Bray didn't. omission?

happy spider man GIF
 
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Joel Goodson

dawgville
Zach Tobe sorry. And yes forgot to add Bray in there as well.

thanks. the Tobe thing was just for laughs

Initially, I thought you had Jordan Anderson with the TEs (not a bad idea, IMO). but then I remembered R-FR TE Owen Anderson. Do you think Jordan Anderson will make a position change?
 
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Actually I'll just give you my very unofficial guess for next year

QB: Luke, Leary, Swanson/Petty
RB: Love, Laughery, Feagin, Valentine
WR: Bryant, IW(?), Beatty, Hollins, Elzy, Sanders
TE: Tip(?), Moore, Arkin, Anderson, Boyer
OL: Crisler, Kruetz, Gesky, Whitnack, Shuster, Okla, Henderson
DL: Randolph, Daxon, Edwards, Sed, Farrell
OLB: Coleman(?), Jacas(?), Bryant, Badie, Transfer/JUCO
LB: Rosiek, Odeluga, Hood, Kruetz, Hayden
CB: Taz, Strain, X. Scott, To be, Karriem, Transer/JUCO
S: Bailey, M. Scott, Mac, Transfer(s)/JUCO
*Note this isn't everyone just guys who I expect to see the field the most next season.
No Wilcher....interesting
 
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Actually I'll just give you my very unofficial guess for next year

QB: Luke, Leary, Swanson/Petty
RB: Love, Laughery, Feagin, Valentine
WR: Bryant, IW(?), Beatty, Hollins, Elzy, Sanders
TE: Tip(?), Moore, Arkin, Anderson, Boyer
OL: Crisler, Kruetz, Gesky, Whitnack, Shuster, Okla, Henderson
DL: Randolph, Daxon, Edwards, Sed, Farrell
OLB: Coleman(?), Jacas(?), Bryant, Badie, Transfer/JUCO
LB: Rosiek, Odeluga, Hood, Kruetz, Hayden
CB: Taz, Strain, X. Scott, To be, Karriem, Transer/JUCO
S: Bailey, M. Scott, Mac, Transfer(s)/JUCO
*Note this isn't everyone just guys who I expect to see the field the most next season.
Are we ever going to see the Danish Destroyer aka Magnus Moller?
 
#148      

mhuml32

Cincinnati, OH
Actually I'll just give you my very unofficial guess for next year

QB: Luke, Leary, Swanson/Petty
RB: Love, Laughery, Feagin, Valentine
WR: Bryant, IW(?), Beatty, Hollins, Elzy, Sanders
TE: Tip(?), Moore, Arkin, Anderson, Boyer
OL: Crisler, Kruetz, Gesky, Whitnack, Shuster, Okla, Henderson
DL: Randolph, Daxon, Edwards, Sed, Farrell
OLB: Coleman(?), Jacas(?), Bryant, Badie, Transfer/JUCO
LB: Rosiek, Odeluga, Hood, Kruetz, Hayden
CB: Taz, Strain, X. Scott, To be, Karriem, Transer/JUCO
S: Bailey, M. Scott, Mac, Transfer(s)/JUCO
*Note this isn't everyone just guys who I expect to see the field the most next season.

Get a solid transfer LT or RT with starting experience and I would say that's the best Illinois offense going into a season since 2009. My guess is they'll have a hard time finding that tackle without serious NIL, so the reasonable expectation might be a former MAC starter that has impressed and then hope Henderson or Whitenack can be at least average starting B1G tackle after another offseason.
 
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Actually I'll just give you my very unofficial guess for next year

QB: Luke, Leary, Swanson/Petty
RB: Love, Laughery, Feagin, Valentine
WR: Bryant, IW(?), Beatty, Hollins, Elzy, Sanders
TE: Tip(?), Moore, Arkin, Anderson, Boyer
OL: Crisler, Kruetz, Gesky, Whitnack, Shuster, Okla, Henderson
DL: Randolph, Daxon, Edwards, Sed, Farrell
OLB: Coleman(?), Jacas(?), Bryant, Badie, Transfer/JUCO
LB: Rosiek, Odeluga, Hood, Kruetz, Hayden
CB: Taz, Strain, X. Scott, To be, Karriem, Transer/JUCO
S: Bailey, M. Scott, Mac, Transfer(s)/JUCO
*Note this isn't everyone just guys who I expect to see the field the most next season.
Demetrius Hill?
 
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