Wait and possibly pick up other offers.
Commit and end the recruiting process.
Mike Dudek chose the latter option, and in doing so, became the third Illinois football commit in the Class of 2014.
Illinois had offered a scholarship to the speedy wide receiver from Neuqua Valley (Ill.) High School in early March.
CHICAGO — Walk through the rotating doors outside Gate 4 at the United Center.
Take the elevator to the third floor.
Make an immediate left.
One quarter of the plush ballroom is full of circular tables bunched together, replete with white tablecloths and chairs pushed tightly together surrounding the tables.
Brett Dawson covered the last McDonald’s All-American to flourish at Illinois.
Bill Self brought in Dee Brown, who had the type of career with the Illini that future players would love to emulate.
The former Illinois men’s basketball beat writer for The News-Gazette is now covering a program that is redefining what it means to bring in top recruiting classes.
On Sunday, we’ll unveil our All-State Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year. Before the envelope is handed out, here are five candidates, listed alphabetically, in the running for the honor.
Demetrius Jackson just smiled.
The point guard from Marian (Ind.) High School in Mishawaka didn’t flinch, grimace or ignore the topic.
Even though it probably wasn’t the No. 1 subject the McDonald’s All-American point guard wanted to talk about.
Illinois football coach Tim Beckman and Illinois recruiting coordinator Alex Golesh both stressed two areas last Friday.
The importance of recruiting Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.
And picking up some wide receivers for the Class of 2014.
Illinois hit on both areas Wednesday night.
Hundreds of media types, players, coaches and key figures on the high school basketball landscape filled the second level of the United Center on Tuesday afternoon.
The occasion? Media day for the McDonald’s All-American game.
For any Illinois fans wanting to watch any future players John Groce will have at his disposal next year, sorry, you’re out of luck.
“We recruit every day. A guy I worked for said, ‘It’s like shaving. If you don’t do it every day, you’ll look pretty shabby.’ ” — Illini coach John Groce
Groce always looks clean-shaven, from his chin to the top of his head.