Recruiting Wrap

Recruiting Wrap

Weekend Wrap — Bluiett surpasses 1,000 career points

Every week during the prep basketball season, IlliniHQ will give a wrap-up of how Illini commits and targets fared during the previous weekend's games. Here are a few notes from the week that was. 



Golesh: 'We're selling playing time'

The 2012 Illinois football season ended at 2:04 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 in Evanston after a 50-14 dismantling at Northwestern.

Less than 24 hours later, the Illinois coaches were starting work on reaffirming commitments and securing new commitments from players for the Class of 2013.

Beckman nabs fifth JUCO commit

The Illinois football team continues to snag junior college players for the Class of 2013.

Kyle Kragen, a defensive end out of Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Calif., verbally committed to the Illini on Tuesday, according to Rivals.com. Kragen's verbal brings the Class of 2013 up to 24 commits, which includes five from the junior college ranks.

Hambly adds 'tremendous depth' with Class of 2013

Plenty of Illinois sports had a number of recruits ink letters of intent on Nov. 14.

Even with National Signing Day taking place three weeks ago, we'll take a look each Wednesday leading up to Christmas at some of the recruits other Illini teams were able to sign. Last week we profiled Matt Bollant's first women's basketball recruiting class.

Illinois still in the picture for Mammen

While the postseason accolades continue to roll in for Urbana (Ill.) High School senior football player Cameron Mammen, so does attention from college coaches

Named to various all-state teams already for his stellar senior season, Urbana head coach Nathan Watson said Mammen would like to make a college decision by early January.

Weekend Wrap — Morgan dominant in season-opening win

Every week during the prep basketball season, IlliniHQ will give a wrap-up of how Illini commits and targets fared during the previous weekend's games. Here are a few notes from the first week of play along with a few Illinois football recruiting items.

The Illini also added two more football commits this weekend to bump the Class of 2013 up to 23 players.

Interest heating up in Greer, Jones

The Class of 2014 in Illinois high school boys basketball is shaping up as possibly one of the best the state has seen in some time.

Prospects like Jahlil Okafor from Chicago Whitney Young, Cliff Alexander from Chicago Curie and Keita Bates-Diop from Normal U-High are just a few of the names that are near the top of any list ranking the Class of 2014.

Looking to the junior college ranks

Illinois football had some success with in the 1980s with Mike White bringing in junior college players.

Since Ron Zook's first season at Illinois in 2005, it's been a mixed bag.

A closer look at Bollant's first class

Plenty of Illinois sports had a number of recruits ink letters of intent on Nov. 14.

Even with National Signing Day taking place two weeks ago, we'll take a look each Wednesday during the next four weeks at some of the recruits other Illini teams were able to sign.

First up: women's basketball.

Jacqui Grant had decided on DePaul.