Recruiting Wrap (October 2013)

Where will Cliff go?

That's the question college basketball fans of Illinois, Kansas and Memphis are pondering these days. Cliff Alexander, the highly-coveted Class of 2014 power forward from Chicago Curie, is set to make his college decision in 15 days on Nov. 15 live on ESPNU.


Playoff primer for Illinois recruits

Saturday night felt like Christmas to most high school football fans, coaches and players in Illinois.

The unveiling of the playoff pairings seems to take on more of a March Madness feel every year, similar to what college basketball goes through every March.


Weekend Wrap — Boykin, Brown shine in playoff-clinching wins

Every week during the football season, Illinois football beat writer MATT DANIELS 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, with the playoffs set to start this weekend in Illinois. Game times for all Illinois high school state playoff games won't be known until Monday afternoon.


Big Cliff comes for a big visit

Talk to four well-respected recruiting analysts and a consensus is nearly reached in the Cliff Alexander sweepstakes.

The Chicago Curie power forward is heading to Kansas.

At least that’s the way it looks for one of the top uncommitted Class of 2014 prospects who will take an official visit at Illinois this weekend.


Cliff Alexander primer

It's less than 48 hours until Illinois hosts arguably its biggest recruit in a decade.

When Shaun Livingston descended upon the Illinois campus for his official visit, the buzz was nearly on the level it will approach this weekend.

For Cliff Alexander's official visit to Illinois.


Nagel comfortable with Illinois

Flynn Nagel still has time to decide on a college.

The Chicago Marist junior wide receiver is putting up some big numbers in the RedHawks' pass-happy offense, but the Class of 2015 recruit hasn't settled on when he wants to pick a school.

Illinois offered the 5-foot-11, 178-pound wideout first.


Weekend Wrap — Hylton sparks Phoenix

Every week during the football season, Illinois football beat writer MATT DANIELS 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.



THE COMMITS


Big recruiting weekend for Illinois football

Alex Golesh will have much on his mind this weekend.

The 29-year-old Illinois recruiting coordinator, who also doubles as Tim Beckman’s tight ends and specialists coach, knows the 40-plus recruits Illinois is bringing in want to enjoy their weekend.


Illinois prep players in the Big Ten

Tim Beckman wants to ensure a large majority of Illinois high school football prospects wind up in Champaign-Urbana.

It's a goal past Illinois coaches have strived for, with varied degrees of success.

It's a message Beckman and his staff continue to preach not only for the upcoming Class of 2014, but also the Class of 2015 and Class of 2016.


Weekend Wrap — Crouch carries Green Wave

Every week during the football season, Illinois football beat writer MATT DANIELS 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 8.



THE COMMITS


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