Recruiting Wrap (December 2012)
Every week during the prep basketball 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 the past week that featured plenty of holiday tournament action.
What once was seven junior college players became five on Wednesday.
Wide receiver Martize Barr, defensive tackle Abe Cajuste, offensive lineman Dallas Hinkhouse, linebacker Eric Finney (he'll play the STAR role) and safety Zane Petty all signed letters of intent on Wednesday to play football at Illinois.
We've looked at Illinois women's basketball, volleyball and softball so far in terms of the recruits they signed for the Class of 2013 on Nov. 14.
Our last one to profile before Christmas hits next Tuesday: baseball
Positive, glowing reviews of a particular recruiting class are part of signing day from a coach's perspective.
Illinois head coach John Groce's system relies heavily on guards. That's easy to see after the first 11 games this season.
Illinois fans can watch two players who will directly correlate to that style at 8:30 tonight on ESPN when Chicago Simeon High School senior guards Kendrick Nunn and Jaylon Tate take on DeSoto (Texas) High School and Duke commit Matt Jones.
Plenty of Illinois sports had a number of recruits ink letters of intent on Nov. 14.
Even with National Signing Day taking place almost a month ago, we'll take a look each Wednesday leading up to Christmas at some of the recruits other Illini teams were able to sign. Last week we profiled volleyball coach Kevin Hambly's three additions to the Class of 2013.