Recruiting Wrap

Recruiting Wrap

Even without Alexander, Illinois has superb Class of 2014

Obviously, many impressions will change regarding John Groce's 2014 recruiting class if a certain power forward from Chicago picks Illinois on Friday.

Cliff Alexander, the aforementioned prospect, is set to announce his college choice on an ESPU special that starts at 3 p.m. on Friday. The consensus top-five recruit will decide between DePaul, Illinois, Kansas and Memphis.

Weekend Wrap — Domer keeps Caravan rolling

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 12 as the state playoffs leave fewer and fewer teams standing each week.





Finke headlines Country Financial Centennial Shootout

Michael Finke has played in shootouts before.

But this is the first time the future Illinois forward will get a chance to play a high school game on his future home court at the State Farm Center.

Potential of Williams 'far from maxed out'

Illinois basketball fans received a bit of surprising news when they woke up early Tuesday morning.

A high-profile Class of 2015 recruit from the state’s prominent high school team committed to John Groce’s team.

Say hello to D.J. Williams, the newest Illinois commit.

Groce continued his trend of reeling in players from the Wolverines.

Weekend Wrap — Dudek delivers in playoff opener

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 11.  





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.