"Godfather of Football Recruiting" Mike Farrell joins IlliniGuys

July 29, 2022

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. - The multi-media website IlliniGuys.com announces that veteran football recruiting expert Mike Farrell is joining their team, effective August 1st.

Farrell is a 25-year veteran of all things football from scouting to breaking news, opinion, analysis, etc. He has covered everything from high school football to college football, the transfer portal and the NFL Draft as well as the new world of Name, Image and Likeness ("NIL"). He has an extensive background in football camps and many other aspects of the football industry, and has done national TV from ESPN to NBC to national and local radio. He is a pioneer in football recruiting coverage, and has been deemed "The Godfather of Football Recruiting" for his prowess, knowledge and connections in the game.

"We are always looking for highly qualified people who add value to our multi-media platforms, and we couldn't be happier to bring Mike into the fold," said IlliniGuys co-founder Mike Cagley. "We are proud of and extremely grateful for the hard work that our talented staff does every day. Mike Farrell just enhances that. We can't wait for him to get started," Cagley added.

The addition of Farrell continues the IlliniGuys' rapid, but steady, growth since the website's launch in January 2021.  The site's membership has doubled since last summer and the IlliniGuys Radio Network celebrates its one-year anniversary this month with its syndicated IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular weekly show now airing on more than 30 signals in six states across the Midwest.

Farrell will produce story content for the website's front page, interact with members in the premium message forum, and make guest appearances on the IlliniGuys Sports Spectacular radio show.

IlliniGuys has quickly established itself as a leader in the coverage of Illini athletics with its recruiting and gameday analyses and insider information with more than four million page views in just 18 months.  Its subscribers are privy to active message forums with up-to-the-moment insider information, expert opinions and analyses, and a zero tolerance for personal attacks or political interaction.

The IlliniGuys are Cagley, former CNN and Turner Sports host and correspondent Larry Smith, and veteran Illini insider/analyst Brad Sturdy.  They offer a free 7-day trial membership with monthly subscribers paying just $10.99 each month and annual members paying $99.99 per year.

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