Is five-star recruit Illini-bound?

Is five-star recruit Illini-bound?

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Isaiah Williams, the top-rated junior in Missouri and among the top 40 nationally according to Rivals.com, is apparently ready to pick a college.

Illinois, which last week landed a 4-star Texas recruit, is in the mix.

Earlier this week on his Twitter page, the St. Louis Trinity Catholic star indicated so.

Williams has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Illinois, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas and others.

Williams played for current Illinois tight ends coach Cory Patterson last season at Trinity Catholic, earning Missouri Gatordate Player of the Year honors in the process.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Williams completed 83 of 135 passes for 1,898 yards and 29 touchdowns last season at Trinity.

Former Illini are pitching in via social media in an attempt to persuade Williams to choose Illinois.

Like current New Orleans Saints defensive back Justin Hardee.

And current Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dawuane Smoot.

Illinois currently has two commits in the Class of 2019 in Dallas Bishop Dunne athlete Marquez Beason, a Top 100 recruit, and Bloomington athlete Griffin Moore.

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Moonpie wrote on March 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm

So, the kid is supposed to pick losing under Lovie Dovie over winning big at Clemson, Ohio State at al? Seriously? And if he does select the Illini--will there hen be actual buzz and not just what the Cheerleader Gazo sportywriters ae trying to manufacture?

Believe it when/if he signs.

griff507 wrote on March 21, 2018 at 7:03 pm

OLE MOONIE COULDN'T CUT IT AT THE NEWS-GAZETTE AND JUST IS THE MOST BITTER HUMAN BEING WALKING THE FACE OF THE EARTH!

ALMOST FEEL SORRY FOR HIM, YOU CAN TELL THAT HE HAS NO FRIENDS TO TALK TO, SO HE JUST WHINES ABOUT THE N-G FOR ALL OF HIS MISERABLE LIFE!

BART15 wrote on March 21, 2018 at 5:03 pm

What year did you get fired?