Recruiting Wrap (June 2013)
The camp circuit is making June a busy month for the Illinois football coaches.
After spending the first weekend of the month in the Chicago suburbs, Illinois had an on-campus camp Friday night at Memorial Stadium before heading south for a Saturday night camp at O'Fallon High School.
Michael Hermosillo did some Internet perusing prior to last Thursday.
It didn't have to do with the upcoming Major League Baseball Draft.
Ticket prices. For the NBA Finals.
"I saw some front-row seats were going for about $25,000," the Miami Heat fan said with a laugh. "Maybe I could buy one."
Maverick Morgan came into his senior season at Springboro (Ohio) High School a bit raw.
Needed time to develop. Grow into his body.
At least that was the word on the street.
The incoming center on the Illinois men's basketball team who arrived on campus Thursday, Morgan improved on those areas last winter for the Panthers.
Michael Hermosillo will have one eye on the Major League Baseball draft tonight.
The other on Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
The Miami Heat fan and Class of 2013 Illinois football signee will remember this week.
For some time.
Not just because he thinks LeBron James will bring home a second NBA title.
Mason Monheim didn’t have a cadre of Big Ten schools lined up with scholarship offers.
In fact, Illinois was the only one before he committed to Tim Beckman’s program in December 2011.
The Illinois defense struggled last year.
That’s a given based on watching them play and where they ranked in vital defensive categories.
Austin Colbert will arrive on the Illinois campus this Wednesday.
Expect the Chesapeake, Va., native and incoming member of the Illinois men's basketball team to find his way to the Chipotle Mexican Grill on Green Street in Champaign.
On many occasions.