Recruiting Wrap (March 2014)

Brunson at five-star status

Signing day is still more than seven months away for these recruits.

Heck, the current batch of blue-chip high school seniors still haven't had the chance to play in the McDonald's All-American game or other all-star games.


Weekend Wrap — Brunson wows in Peoria

Every week during the high school basketball season, recruiting blogger MATT DANIELS will give a wrap-up of how Illini commits and targets fared during the previous week's worth of games, although only targets were the ones in action during the final week of the season.

THE TARGETS


Finke still starring at Centennial

Boston University forward Dom Morris attempted a hurried layup on the right block.

Nnanna Egwu went up to grab the rebound of the errant shot he contested.

A time zone away, Michael Finke leaned forward on the leather couch inside his family's house in southwest Champaign a little past 8 p.m. on Wednesday.


Boykin likes Illini potential

Miles Boykin is considered one of the preeminent Class of 2015 talents in Illinois.

Getting the four-star wide receiver from New Lenox Providence Catholic High School to eventually head two hours south to play college football in Champaign is a main priority for Tim Beckman’s staff.


Illini pick up recruiting boost with addition of Juice

The recruiting process isn't a faded memory for Juice Williams.

Good thing, too.

The 26-year-old former Illinois quarterback who led the Illini to their most recent Rose Bowl will find himself firmly entrenched with recruiting in his new job on Tim Beckman's staff.

Tuesday is Williams' first day on Beckman's staff as director of alumni and former players relations.


Weekend Wrap — Stone leads Dominican to state title

Every week during the high school basketball season, recruiting blogger MATT DANIELS will give a wrap-up of how Illini commits and targets fared during the previous week's worth of games.

THE RECRUITS


Groce checks on Brunson again

The Illinois men's basketball team opens the Big Ten Tournament against Indiana in a little more than 24 hours.

While John Groce has focused much of his time this week getting ready for the Hoosiers, the second-year Illinois coach is staying busy on the recruiting trail, too, prior to Thursday's 11 a.m. tip at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.


A glance at Class of 2015 in-state talent

Tim Beckman has said this hundreds of times.

The Illinois football coach will likely say it countless more times throughout his tenure at the school.

He wants Illinois prep players to stay home and play for the state school.

To head to Champaign-Urbana. To Memorial Stadium. To wear orange and blue.


Weekend Wrap — Williams thrives as Simeon moves on

Every week during the high school basketball season, recruiting blogger MATT DANIELS will give a wrap-up of how Illini commits and targets fared during the previous week's worth of games.

THE RECRUITS


Where to catch Illini recruits, targets in action tonight

Illinois signee Michael Finke and his Centennial teammates take on rival Champaign Central at 7 tonight in a Class 3A regional championship game at Central's historic Combes Gym.

If you're a sports fan in Champaign, about the only way you wouldn't know that is if you have spent the past week cut off from the world. I

f that's the case, welcome back.


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