Basketball beat writer Marcus Jackson chatted with Illini recruiting target Leron Black in advance of the power forward's official visit this weekend. Here's some of what Black had to say:
"My relationship with Illinois is real good. I talk to Coach (Jamall) Walker and Coach (John) Groce a lot. We're real close, I can talk with them about a lot of different things; anything, really."
"We're constantly talking on the phone. Coach Walker is real cool, we talk about a lot of things. I like Coach Groce's excitement and how fired up he is about me coming on a visit."
"Coach Groce sends me a Bible verse every morning. That's something that's real important to me, my faith."