Recruiting Wrap (October 2012)

Recruiting Wrap (October 2012)

Only one Illinois Wolves' player with Illinois offer

Mike Mullins tells his Illinois Wolves players and their families a basic rule of thumb when it comes to recruiting.

Playoffs continue for many Illinois recruits

While Illinois' football season under first-year head coach Tim Beckman likely won't end at a bowl game, plenty of future Illinois players are getting additional postseason games in during their high school season.

Weekend Wrap — Bailey misses playoff opener

Every week during the prep football season, IlliniHQ will give a wrap-up of how Illini commits and targets fared during the previous weekend's games. Here are a few notes from week 10.

Use of Twitter, Facebook could lead to violations

The tweet was simple, yet straight to the point.

"Illini Fans: Please be reminded that you may not communicate with recruits via twitter or other social media. Leave recruiting to the coaches."

The Twitter account for Illinois Compliance (@UofICompliance) sent out that tweet at 9:47 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Bollant's first class could form solid nucleus

The first Illinois women's basketball recruiting class put together by head coach Matt Bollant and staff might not have that one standout recruit who can change a program, but put together, all six could make a difference.

A few Wednesday recruiting tidbits

We'll give you a smorgasbord of recruiting related items to dabble on this Wednesday. First we'll get to a few leftover questions from my chat last Friday.

From Dennis Bialas,

11 Illinois football commits — so far — are playoff-bound

Even if Illinois football isn't necessarily racking up the wins this season, future Illini are enjoying seasons with winning squads.

Of the 19 Illinois football commits Tim Beckman has for the Class of 2013, 11 will have their season extended to at least another week beyond the regular season.

Weekend Wrap — Questions surface about Kelly's eligibility, according to Washington Post report

Every week during the prep football season, IlliniHQ will give a wrap-up of how Illini commits and targets fared during the previous weekend's games. Here are a few notes from week 9.

Bailey making progress, but still out with knee injury

Oliver "O" Bailey's focus was on the football, which his son usually has.

The father of Bolingbrook (Ill.) High School senior quarterback and Illinois commit Aaron Bailey videotapes Aaron's games with the Raiders so Aaron's grandmother — who stays in on Friday night to take care of Aaron's younger siblings — can watch the games later.

Groce's Class of 2013 lands at No. 10 in Rivals ranking

The Illinois men's basketball team won't open the 2012-13 season in any poll predicting the top teams for the upcoming season.

But on Wednesday, Illinois found itself among the top 25 schools in Rivals.com's team rankings for its Class of 2013 recruits, with the Illini landing at No. 10, its highest spot ever since Rivals unveiled these rankings in 2003.