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Illini Offer Wisconsin 2024 3-star LT Prospect Nathan Roy

Illini Offer Wisconsin 2024 3-star LT Prospect Nathan Roy

2024 four-star offensive tackle prospect Derek Jensen says Illinois is high among his early college choices because “those coaches were the first ones to think I was at a level that could play in the Big Ten Conference”. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

September 25, 2022

HARTLAND, Wisc. -- The Illinois coaching staff got the message from the left tackle of the state of Wisconsin’s highest ranked high school program. 

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“They’re the school that first believed in me”: 2024 Wisconsin OL prospect Derek Jensen Values Illini’s Early & Consistent Interest

“They’re the school that first believed in me”: 2024 Wisconsin OL prospect Derek Jensen Values Illini’s Early & Consistent Interest

2024 four-star offensive tackle prospect Derek Jensen says Illinois is high among his early college choices because “those coaches were the first ones to think I was at a level that could play in the Big Ten Conference”. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

September 25, 2022

HARTLAND, Wisc. -- No matter where his recruitment takes him throughout the next year, Derek Jensen says he’ll always remember where his first Division I scholarship offer came from. 

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JUCO Wide Receiver Visits to See Illinois Blowout Win

JUCO Wide Receiver Visits to See Illinois Blowout Win

Kedric Prince - IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

September 24, 2022

If you are a wide receiver and had your doubts about the Illinois passing game, offensive coordinator Barry Lunney Jr. put that to rest quickly.

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Heat Checks and Hail Marys - Win When Its Expected

Heat Checks and Hail Marys - Win When Its Expected

Mike Cagley, IlliniGuy September 24, 2022 There's one way […]

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The Farrell Report - Key 2023 Targets

The Farrell Report - Key 2023 Targets

Mike Farrell, IlliniGuys National Football Recruiting Expert

September 23, 2022

(Mike Farrell also has his own website: https://mikefarrellsports.com/)

As Illinois impressively wins an important home game (and an expected layup win key for bowl chances), I continue to break down a few of their remaining targets for the 2023 class.

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From the Couch: Illinois dominates Chattanooga, improves to 3-1 on the season

From the Couch: Illinois dominates Chattanooga, improves to 3-1 on the season

Zain Bando, IlliniGuys Contributor

September 22, 2022

In a game that Illinois needed to win badly before Big Ten West play, the Illini (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten) did just that.

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Illini Finish September Likely Where You Thought They Were Headed

Illini Finish September Likely Where You Thought They Were Headed

At 3-1, Illinois is still in prime position to get excited about a bowl game possibility after completing its first undefeated non-conference schedule since 2011. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

September 22, 2022

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Welcome to exactly where you thought Illinois would be at the end of September. 

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IlliniGuys Game Predictions versus Chattanooga

IlliniGuys Game Predictions versus Chattanooga

September 22, 2022 The Illini bounced back by bouncing […]

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Game Preview: Illini Trying to Avoid FCS Upset

Game Preview: Illini Trying to Avoid FCS Upset

Seven FCS schools have already knocked off FBS schools including last weekend’s upset of Southern Illinois over Northwestern. Illinois hopes to avoid what they’ve already seen. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

September 22, 2022

Game Preview: Chattanooga at Illinois

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Michael Marchese Finding Reliable Role at Tight End

Michael Marchese Finding Reliable Role at Tight End

Illinois sixth-year senior Michael Marchese finally finding success and finally the end zone in the early points of the 2022 season. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

September 22, 2022

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Michael Marchese admits that he didn’t know how open he was when he caught the pass that led to his first career touchdown. 

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The Farrell Report - Bam Bam

The Farrell Report - Bam Bam

Mike Farrell, IlliniGuys National Football Recruiting Expert

September 21, 2022

(Mike Farrell also has his own website: https://mikefarrellsports.com/)

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Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Illinois Looking Hard at JUCO Prospects

Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Illinois Looking Hard at JUCO Prospects

Kedric Prince - IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

September 20, 2022

Illinois will be in need of offensive and defensive linemen

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Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Indiana Football Prep Terrelle Elmore, in Awe of Illini

Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Indiana Football Prep Terrelle Elmore, in Awe of Illini

Kedric Prince - IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

September 19, 2022

The Fighting Illini have definitely upgraded its football roster; the key is to start with your offensive and defensive linemen.

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The Farrell Report - Specialists & In-State Recruiting Reactivating the Fanbase

The Farrell Report - Specialists & In-State Recruiting Reactivating the Fanbase

Mike Farrell, IlliniGuys National Football Recruiting Expert

September 19, 2022

(Mike Farrell also has his own website: https://mikefarrellsports.com/)

Welcome to The Specialist Edition of my recruiting column and how in-state recruiting is essential to re-activating the fanbase.

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Illinois special teams could be known as Kicker U

Illinois special teams could be known as Kicker U

Kedric Prince - IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting 

September 18, 2022

Back in the late ‘80s and ‘90s, Illinois was known as Linebacker U.

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