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Several Class of 2020 prospects have either committed or narrowed their lists and didn’t include Illinois. As the ever-important fall recruiting period approaches, our beat writer ranks who would be his priorities.

Our beat writer caught up with former Illini guard T.J. Wheeler to discuss the potential of this year’s team and his teammate and friend Deon Thomas’ upcoming Illinois Hall of Fame induction.

It takes time to become a Big Ten quarterback. Isaiah Williams is finding that out. Fortunately, the freshman from St. Louis Trinity Catholic has all sorts of helping hands. They are offering support. And charting his progress.

2019 Football Schedule

Aug. 31 Illinois vs. Akron, 11am
Sep. 7 at UConn, 2;30pm
Sep. 14 vs. Eastern Michigan, 11am
Sep. 21 vs. Nebraska, TBA
Oct. 5 at Minnesota, 2:30pm or 3pm
Oct. 12 vs. Michigan, TBA
Oct. 19 vs. Wisconsin, 11am
Oct. 26 at Purdue, TBA
Nov. 2 vs. Rutgers, TBA
Nov. 9 at Michigan State, TBA
Nov. 23 at Iowa, TBA
Nov. 30 vs. Northwestern, TBA