DALLAS — Throw a pass in the direction of A.D. Miller.
Chances are the Dallas Bishop Dunne Catholic wide receiver will produce a big play.
The Class of 2015 Illinois commit has proven that hypothesis true through the first two games of his senior season.
CHAMPAIGN — Through Elijah Thomas’ two official visits, everything has gone about as planned. On trips to LSU and Oklahoma State, the four-star power forward from Texas has toured facilities, met potential future teammates and has heard the best recruiting pitches from each program’s respective coach.
All of that was expected.
■ Centennial 2, Urbana 0. Jaime Johnson had 17 assists, four kills and five digs and Kelly Braghini and Jordyn Jones each had six kills as the Chargers (11-5) swept the Tigers 25-17, 25-17.
Aaron Bailey wasn’t the only highly regarded dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2013. The Bolingbrook product checked in at No. 9 nationally in the category, according to Rivals.com. How have the rest of the Top 10 fared since Signing Day 2013?
Player, College choice
1. Troy Williams, Washington
CHAMPAIGN — Consider this: The last time Centennial and Central each started a football season 3-0, most of the players on the team — save for the seniors and a few juniors — weren’t even born. Mike McDonnell was in Year 1 of what is now 18 as the Chargers’ head coach and had three wins, not 100.
CHAMPAIGN — The dark brown cross necklace dangles from Aaron Bailey’s neck.
It’s clear that faith matters to the third-string Illinois quarterback. Deeply.
“I look up to him and how he lives his life,” Illinois offensive lineman Michael Heitz said. “That’s something that I really try to model mine after because he’s great with his faith.”
CHAMPAIGN — The pressure is off Lexi Wallen. Now it’s on St. Thomas More’s volleyball opponents.
A senior at STM, Wallen picked a sport for college (volleyball) in the preseason and also settled on a school (Illinois State).
“Now I can have a fun and productive senior season,” she said.
Each week, we’ll gauge Tim Beckman’s promise of turning Illinois football into a consistent winner: