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Sturdyfor30 - France and Phoenix

Sturdyfor30 - France and Phoenix

Mike Cagley, Kedric Prince and Sturdy discuss the Zacharie […]

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In-State 2023 Three-Star OLB Pat Farrell Continues Bret Bielema’s Chicagoland Trend of Illini Recruiting Wins

In-State 2023 Three-Star OLB Pat Farrell Continues Bret Bielema’s Chicagoland Trend of Illini Recruiting Wins

Three-star OLB Pat Farrell from Chicago’s St. Rita High School is the 12th in-state high school prospect signed by Illinois since Bret Bielema was hired in Dec. 2020. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

June 5, 2022

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Bret Bielema’s rebuild of the Illinois football program has placed the Chicagoland area as a cornerstone to his recruiting philosophy and Pat Farrell continued that tradition Sunday night. 

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Sturdyfor30 - Brad Underwood Joins Sturdy

Sturdyfor30 - Brad Underwood Joins Sturdy

Fighting Illini Head Coach Brad Underwood joins Sturdy to […]

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Kylan Boswell Recruitment - 2023 Guard Picks Arizona Over Illinois

Kylan Boswell Recruitment - 2023 Guard Picks Arizona Over Illinois

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

February 28, 2022

Point guard Kylan Boswell, 6-foot-1, 180-pound from Compass Prep in Arizona, Boswell picked the Arizona Wildcats today.

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Facts - What Happened with Jeremy Fears Jr. (IlliniGuys Exclusive)

Facts - What Happened with Jeremy Fears Jr. (IlliniGuys Exclusive)

Jeremy Fears committed earlier today to Michigan State.  What really happened?  Director of Recruiting, Kedric Prince, provides his insight.

By Kedric Prince - IlliniGuys.com Director of Recruiting

January 6, 2022

One of the many reasons you should subscribe to IlliniGuys.com is the quality and factual information we provide our members.

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Spotlight on Basketball Recruiting:  Catching Up With 2022 Illini Commit Jayden Epps

Spotlight on Basketball Recruiting: Catching Up With 2022 Illini Commit Jayden Epps

Kedric Prince - IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

December 27, 2021

Illini-commit Jayden Epps courtesy of Virginian-Pilot

Illinois assistant coach Chester Frazier put his name on the map early upon arrival in Champaign.

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Recruiting:  Akil Watson recaps weekend visit

Recruiting: Akil Watson recaps weekend visit

December 14, 2021

This past weekend it was easy to be caught up in one of the biggest non-conference basketball games at the State Farm Center in decades.

If ever there was a time to have one of the nation's top prospects on campus, this was it. Akil Watson, a 6-foot-9, 200-pound forward from Roselle, New Jersey, saw one of the best college basketball games at the State Farm Center in a while.

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Ayo Dosunmu Still Impacting Illinois Recruiting

Ayo Dosunmu Still Impacting Illinois Recruiting

December 13, 2021

Oct. 19, 2017, is the date Illinois basketball changed for the better in the late 2000s. Former All-American guard Ayo Dosunmu committed on that date to the Fighting Illini.

Dosunmu, the five-star recruit, picked Illinois over Cincinnati, Florida State, Butler, Iowa State, Kansas, Marquette, Missouri, Oklahoma State, USC, Texas A & M, and Xavier.

Everything about Dosunmu, from my first conversation to my last, has been nothing but first-class; you do not expect an 18-year-old young man to have that kind of charisma and professionalism at the same time.

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Recruiting: Illini Land Baylor Big Man Transfer Dainja

Recruiting: Illini Land Baylor Big Man Transfer Dainja

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After adding three dynamic athletes in the backcourt and on the wing earlier this fall, the Illini found their big man in the transfer portal when former top 100 recruit Dain Dainja visited and pulled the trigger. Dainja transferred from Baylor after sitting out as a freshman and battling an injury that caused him to struggle this season in three games before jumping into the portal.

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Basketball Recruiting - Jeremy Fears Jr. Update

Basketball Recruiting - Jeremy Fears Jr. Update

By Kedric Prince - IlliniGuys.com Director of Recruiting

Nov. 24,2021

It has been a while since Illini Nation got the latest update on 2023 6-foot-1, 165-pound point guard from Joliet, Illinois, Jeremy Fears Jr. who plays his high school basketball at La Lumiere Prep.

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"23 for 23" - 2023 Basketball Recruiting Hot Board

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Recruiting: Illinois Gets Its Man - Ty Rodgers Will Wear Orange and Blue

Recruiting: Illinois Gets Its Man - Ty Rodgers Will Wear Orange and Blue

Illinois made it clear this year that it wanted two outstanding guards in the class of 2022 and one dominant wing. Both guards signed are four-star recruits: Sencire Harris is a 6-foot-3, 160-pound combo guard from Akron, Ohio, and Jayden Epps is a 6-foot-1, 170-pound point guard from Suffolk, Virginia.

Now add Ty Rodgers, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound small forward originally from Grand Blanc, Michigan, who recently transferred to Thornton High School in Harvey, Illinois. 

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Sturdyfor30 Quick Hitter- Ty Rodgers is an Illini

Sturdyfor30 Quick Hitter- Ty Rodgers is an Illini

Sturdy breaks down the Ty Rodgers commitment and what […]

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Illini Add Rodgers

Illini Add Rodgers

By Brad Sturdy - IlliniGuys Insider/Analyst November 17, 2021 […]

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Recruiting: Exclusive Q & A with Illinois commit Morez Johnson

Recruiting: Exclusive Q & A with Illinois commit Morez Johnson

The Fighting Illini picked up a big-time recruit Morez Johnson from Chicago's  St. Rita High School, a 2024 nationally ranked prospect. Johnson is a  6-foot-7 power forward who many consider the best stretch-four Illinois coach Brad Underwood has recruited since he arrived at Illinois.

St. Rita's head basketball coach Roshawn Russell did a podcast for Brad Sturdy's 'Sturdy for 30'.

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