Recruiting Class Blast from the Past: 2003

Steve Sturm - IlliniGuys Football Writer

March 5, 2021

As I was basking in the afterglow of another signed class in February, I couldn't help but think back to several recruiting classes from the past which were remarkably good (and bad).  So, in this first part of a new series, I'm going to check back in on some notable recruiting classes from the 21st century to reminisce on some recruits that hit it big and some others that fell flat.

My first story is from 2003, a class that came to Champaign just as Illini Nation was . . .

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