Recruiting Wrap

Recruiting Wrap

Illini keeping tabs on Noskowiak

Landing a point guard is a major emphasis for Illinois when it comes to the Class of 2015.

In-state recruit Jalen Brunson from Stevenson is the one many Illinois fans are hoping spurns other high-major offers and settles on Illinois.

But John Groce isn’t just limiting his point guard options to Brunson, a five-star talent.

Edwards a top priority for Illini

Illinois already has a quarterback commit in the Class of 2015.

Champaign Centennial's Jimmy Fitzgerald fits that description.

But Illinois is actively recruiting another in-state quarterback.

Albeit one that likely won't play quarterback in college.

Big Ten recruits, games to watch

Night football games are a Catch-22 situation for college coaches.

The wait until kickoff is long overdue.

Restless. Weary. Eager to play.

Those are just a few of the words that fit the description of how a head coach feels when it pertains to night games.

Excited. Relieved. Eager to shake hands.

Miller, Edwards among spring game visitors

Tim Beckman won't get the opportunity to go out on the road recruiting next week.

But his assistants will be out in full force.

The spring evaluation period gets going next Tuesday and runs through May 31.

And by evaluation, that's essentially all the Illinois coaches can do.

Who is Maurice Watson Jr.?

A name unfamiliar to many Illinois fans a month ago is one they are quickly becoming accustomed to hearing.

Maurice Watson Jr., the former Boston University point guard, is reportedly set to have an in-home visit with Illinois on Friday.

Three questions with Alex Golesh

Had a chance to catch up recently with Illinois football recruiting coordinator Alex Golesh.

Even with spring ball entering its final week, recruiting is never far from his mind.

What are the biggest needs in the Class of 2015?
Golesh: Offensive line is the No. 1 need by far.

McDonald's All-American primer for Illinois

The McDonald’s All-American boys' basketball game is once again in the spotlight tonight.

And once again, no Illinois men’s basketball recruit is on the roster.

Yet the Land of Lincoln will be well-represented tonight (8:30, ESPN) when the East meets the West in the 37th annual game.

Offers increase for Oseland

Northern Illinois, Oregon and Ohio State were all in serious discussion for a BCS bowl game last November.

Illinois was just fighting for a chance at a bowl game, which ultimately did not come.

All four schools, according to highly-regarded right tackle Quinn Oseland, are recruiting him the hardest.

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.