37 days to Camp Rantoul
Counting down the 50 most important Illini
No. 37: Tyrin Stone-Davis, WR
Why he’s important: Just like how Geronimo Allison impressed onlookers during the spring, Stone-Davis has the chance to do so in the fall. The junior college transfer from Pierce College in California was supposed to arrive at Illinois in time for spring ball, but academics delayed his arrival until this summer. He has the physical set (6-3, 195) one wants to see out of a wide receiver, but may be a bit raw. He didn’t play last season at Pierce, redshirting instead so the Philadelphia native could have three seasons of eligibility with Illinois. With as many wide receivers as Illinois will have to replace this season, he could possibly work his way into a prominent role by the midway point of the season. If not, chances are good he could turn himself into a two-year starter by the time leaves Illinois.
Fast fact: He wasn’t supposed to be the only Stone-Davis on the Illinois roster this season. His twin brother, Tyree, was a defensive back who committed to Illinois last summer, but academic issues couldn’t get him into school. Looks like Tyree will now play at Western Michigan after signing with the Broncos in the spring.
Last year’s ranking: N/A
Tomorrow: No. 36
No. 38: Paul James