Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

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Chandler ... White ...

Chandler is at IU and I think he's gone ... White has been talked into visiting Washington apparently ... We'll see if that actually happens ...

And the 3rd guy I don't think we lose but there are certain SEC schools talking to Trimble and his people now ...

And they aren't the basement SEC teams either ... I'm talking top 15 programs ...
Really hope we don't lose either White or Trimble...especially Trimble - losing an in state four star would be a real stinker...
 
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Mr. Tibbs

southeast DuPage
In other words, same as it ever was.
David Byrne Snl GIF by Saturday Night Live
 
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TentakilRex

Land O Insects between Quincy-Macomb-Jacksonville
In other words, same as it ever was.
The Catch-22 this time is that is cannot the same old Illini from the past 30 seasons.

(1 am trying to be a silver tongued Captian Obvious today)
 
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Illinivek23

Gurnee
I think our coaches have been way too soft and respectful towards him, but he hasn't been that way towards us. He's always in our face with something and we need to take him seriously. I'm talking about the coaches. It's time to take the fight to him.
We really need to go on a 10 game winning streak against PU, starting this year with a revenge driven !!! kicking. Last year's game was ridiculous.
 
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I think our coaches have been way too soft and respectful towards him, but he hasn't been that way towards us. He's always in our face with something and we need to take him seriously. I'm talking about the coaches. It's time to take the fight to him.
I wondered about that too. Seems annoying in a pj fleck kind of way, only more detrimental to Illinois. I have no idea why not, although I’d like to think they know he won’t have much success at Purdue in terms of wins and losses and/or BB and crew just don’t care to waste energy on it. Lose a recruit or a coach, move on and get a new one. He did win the first head to head however the illini did finish with more wins. Just my opinion, but I don’t think he’ll last more than 3, possibly 4 seasons. Maybe it could turn into a rivalry like Bo schembeckler vs woody hayes? Lol
 
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Desmond Straughton.
Thanks! I searched dessy/Bow-Aholics and got the mom/posters name, but it didn't match any of our targets..... Now I gotta go back and figure out just who this kid is, lol. Name is familiar but I'm not recalling any specifics. 🤷‍♂️
 
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Thanks! I searched dessy/Bow-Aholics and got the mom/posters name, but it didn't match any of our targets..... Now I gotta go back and figure out just who this kid is, lol. Name is familiar but I'm not recalling any specifics. 🤷‍♂️
Because he committed around the same time as Will Riley. I'm sure you've heard of him. We are Illinois!
 
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Recruiting has not been what it needs to be to perform above .500 on a regular basis IMO. Only gonna get tougher if the NIL $$ are not there. Coming in I think coach B’s plan was to build and develope, but with NIL being a big part of recruitment now there’s a good chance many players may not stick around to be developed. I think he and his staff can coach, but recruiting has not been strong enough.
 
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illinidarrin

from parts unknown
Recruiting has not been what it needs to be to perform above .500 on a regular basis IMO. Only gonna get tougher if the NIL $$ are not there. Coming in I think coach B’s plan was to build and develope, but with NIL being a big part of recruitment now there’s a good chance many players may not stick around to be developed. I think he and his staff can coach, but recruiting has not been strong enough.
That's the case everywhere. Players are NOT staying a full 4 years. It's to the point they might stay 2 years and then hit the portal.
 
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That's the case everywhere. Players are NOT staying a full 4 years. It's to the point they might stay 2 years and then hit the portal.
So there needs to be more NIL $$ to compete stronger in the portal and if the funds aren’t there…….same as it ever was.
 
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Our talent deficit to the teams we would need to beat in order to get the boost of engagement with the program that we're always hoping for is as big as it has ever been.
And once momentum is lost, it's really hard to get it back even if the NIL dollars did start flowing at the necessary level. Unfortunately, it takes something big like a coaching change to get recruits to start putting their faith in a program and believe that it will be significantly better in the future than what it is today. I'm not advocating that, but that's what it typically takes to change the "momentum perspective." For now, I'm still going to have faith that we can land a few big ones. I like parts of what we have. It just needs to be filled out soon.
 
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