Illinois continues in-state roll

A local four-star is off the board for John Groce as he gets off to a strong start in 2015.

In the 2014 class Illinois boss John Groce has it going well. Now things don't look to be slowing down in the class of 2015. The second year Illinois head coach continues to assert himself on the recruiting trail and on Tuesday morning he got some more good news.

According to multiple sources four-star combo forward D.J. Williams out of Chicago (Ill.) Simeon committed to the Illini. A 6-foot-7 player, Williams has a ton of upside and is one of the more naturally talented players in the 2015 class, and one of the best from the state of Illinois.

Along will Illinois, Williams also had offers from SMU, Florida, DePaul, Georgetown, Wisconsin Nebraska, and others. Still it was the Illini that were always in the lead, and following an unofficial visit to the school he decided to make the early pledge.

With Williams his potential is through the roof. He is a kid who can play either the power forward or small forward position, and has the ability to be a matchup nightmare as his skills and toughness continue to develop.

A well above average athlete, Williams is solid with his handle and is beginning to become a better shooter from the outside. This makes him one of the more intriguing long term prospects in the Midwest. In fact he might be a college weight program away from being a monster on the court.

Williams becomes the first commitment for the Illini in the class of 2015, and the third player from the star studded Simeon program to pick the school in the last two years.

Currently Williams is rated as the No. 7 small forward and the No. 35 overall prospect.


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