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What they're saying - early June recruiting recap

What they're saying - early June recruiting recap

By Kedric Prince – IlliniGuys.com Director of Recruiting June […]

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“Couldn’t Be More Excited”

“Couldn’t Be More Excited”

New Illini coach Bielema can't wait for a packed […]

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Memorial Stadium open 100% this fall as single-game tickets go on sale

Memorial Stadium open 100% this fall as single-game tickets go on sale

(From the University of Illinois Sports Information Office) June […]

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 The Bielema Effect  

 The Bielema Effect  

By Kirkland Chappell - IlliniGuys Football Contributor June 11, […]

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Illini basketball fans, learn the name Jeremy Fears Jr.

Illini basketball fans, learn the name Jeremy Fears Jr.

By Kedric Prince – IlliniGuys.com Director of Recruiting June […]

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Spotlight on Malachi Hood

Spotlight on Malachi Hood

By Steve Sturm/IlliniGuys Football Contributor June 8, 2021 The […]

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Basketball Recruiting Analysis - A Tale of Two Centers (and a Power Forward)

Basketball Recruiting Analysis - A Tale of Two Centers (and a Power Forward)

One can understand why a true center in the 2021 recruiting class may not have given the Illini a long look. The question of Kofi returning casts a shadow over the roster until the July 7th NBA draft deadline hits.

The class of 2022 should be totally different. Illinois will recruiting with Omar Payne as the only center on the entire roster. The sense of urgency from the Illini staff to find a reliable option in the middle should be something recruits can pick up on. If the staff is getting the right messaging across, recruits should be able to see the opportunity available at this position for Illinois.

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Catching Up with Danny Wolf

Catching Up with Danny Wolf

At the NY2LA Lone Star Invitational tourney in Dallas, I had a chance to catch up with Danny Wolf. Wolf is a 6'10" F for the Mac Irvin Fire 17U team. 

Danny is a player that has grown in the last year and a half. He's now a full 6'10" tall but has handles and passing skills that are a step above what you would normally see from a high school big. He sees the court very well and will pass the ball in situations that many bigs would force shots. 

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Illini coaching staff took care of business on AJ Storr's visit

Illini coaching staff took care of business on AJ Storr's visit

By Kedric Prince – IlliniGuys.com Director of Recruiting June […]

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June could be big time for Illinois football - Patrick Kutas update

June could be big time for Illinois football - Patrick Kutas update

With so many schools, Kutas said that he does not have a favorite, but he really likes what Illinois has to offer, and the way recruiting is shaping up.

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Catching Up with Seth Trimble and Danilo Jovanovich

Catching Up with Seth Trimble and Danilo Jovanovich

At the NY2LA Lone Star Invitational tourney in Dallas, had a chance to catch up with Seth Trimble. Seth is a 6'3" PG for the Phenom U 17U team. Currently, he is ranked at #109 by Rivals and #101 by 247 for the 2022 class.  

Seth is an extremely quick but physical PG. A quicker Jalen Brunson would be a way to envision his game. He appears to be woefully underrated right now.

At the NY2LA Lone Star Invitational tourney in Dallas, also had a chance to catch up with Seth's teammate Danilo Jovanovich. Danilo is a 6'8" F for the Phenom U 17U team. Currently, he is ranked as a 3-star recruit by both Rivals and 247 for the 2022 class.

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Three Illini legends added to College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Three Illini legends added to College Football Hall of Fame ballot

June 2, 2021 (Press release courtesy the National Football […]

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