Brunson at five-star status

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.

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And haven't set foot on a college campus yet.

But it's never too early to look ahead when it comes to recruiting. released its list of top 150 recruits in the Class of 2015.

Illinois commits D.J. Williams, a wing from Chicago Simeon, and Aaron Jordan, a shooting guard from Plainfield East, are on the list as four-star recruits.

Williams checks in at No. 55, with Jordan slotted at No. 63.

Here's a look at who Illinois — which has two scholarships at the moment to dole out in regards to the Class of 2015 — is going after on the list.

Jackson (Miss.) Callaway guard Malik Newman tops the rankings and in-state point guard Jalen Brunson has been bumped into five-star status by this recruiting service.

Illinois targets, with rankings
3. Diamond Stone (6-10, 253 pounds, 5 stars)
Position: Center
High school: Whitefish Bay (Wis.) Dominican
Offer list: Arizona, Cal Poly, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Illinois, Indiana, Marquette, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA and Wisconsin

9. Elijah Thomas (6-9, 250, 5 stars)
Position: Power forward
High school: Lancaster (Texas)
Offer list: Thomas holds multiple offers, but revealed a top 10 list on Wednesday that includes, in no particular order, USC, Florida, Memphis, Texas, Oregon, Illinois, Ohio State, SMU, Oklahoma State and UNLV

10. Carlton Bragg (6-8, 205, 5 stars)
Position: Power forward
High school: Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph
Offer list: Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland State, Connecticut, Dayton, DePaul, Georgetown, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State, Missouri, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Texas, UCLA, West Virginia and Wisconsin

14. Jalen Brunson (6-1, 175, 5 stars)
Position: Point guard
High school: Lincolnshire (Ill.) Stevenson
Offer list: Connecticut, Creighton, DePaul, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Purdue, SMU, Temple, Tulsa, Villanova, Virginia and Xavier

16. Doral Moore (6-11, 230, 5 stars)
Position: Center
High school: Locust Grove (Ga.) Luella
Offer list: Auburn, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Texas and Vanderbilt

22. Montaque Gill-Caesar (6-6, 195, 4 stars)
Position: Small forward
High school: Huntington (W. Va.) Prep
Offer list: Alabama, Illinois, Memphis, Michigan State, Missouri and West Virginia

31. Jalen Coleman (6-3, 180, 4 stars)
Position: Shooting guard
High school: LaPorte (Ind.) La Lumiere
Offer list: Arizona, Auburn, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Memphis, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Providence, Purdue, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Xavier

45. Jawun Evans (6-0, 164, 4 stars)
Position: Point guard
High school: Dallas Kimball
Offer list: Baylor, Charleston, Cincinnati, Clemson, DePaul, Illinois, Memphis, Oklahoma State, SMU, USC and VCU

62. Josh Sharma (7-0, 205, 4 stars)
Position: Center
High school: Northfield (Mass.) Mt. Hermon
Offer list: Boston College, Connecticut, Illinois, Lehigh, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oklahoma State, Providence, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin

99. Hyron Edwards (5-10, 160, 4 stars)
Position: Point guard
High school: East Chicago (Ind.) Central
Offer list: Illinois, Indiana and Purdue


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