Aaron Bailey: He's got next

Aaron Bailey: He's got next

Bolingbrook quarterback Aaron Bailey has made a commitment to join the Illinois football team. Now, he's trying to help bring other players to the school. Here are 10 Illinois athletes who had a major recruiting impact on their programs:

Dee Brown

Men's basketball

Name somebody more popular in the history of the school. Well, we're waiting

Tauja Catchings

Women's basketball

Parade All-American helped Theresa Grentz's team to consecutive Sweet 16s

Amer Delic

Men's tennis

Three-time All-American powered 2003 national champions

Ashley Edinger


Nation's top-rated libero arrived the year before Laura DeBruler, Hillary Haen and pals

Scott Langley

Men's golf

Only NCAA champion in school history, trying to add to legacy on the PGA Tour

Sergio McClain

Men's basketball

The key to the Peoria connection, which also includes his dad, Wayne

Bubba Smith


First baseman/pitcher an important section of Augie Garrido's California pipeline

Justin Spring

Men's gymnastics

Ten years later, Olympian still bringing top talent to C-U

Adam Tirapelle


Stanford transfer, a 2001 national champ, followed by his younger brothers Alex and Troy

Juice Williams


His decision to pick Illini opened doors to Martez Wilson, Arrelious Benn, others