Illini in crunch time with Xavier Sneed

The Illini are hoping to close the deal with top target Xavier Sneed, who is expected to make his decision soon.

Decision time is coming for three-star small forward Xavier Sneed, who will begin his final official visit on Thursday at Xavier University.

The clock is ticking down in this one as Illinois, Kansas State and Xavier remain in contention. Sneed told on Thursday that he is currently scheduled to announce his decision on Monday.

Sneed added that Illinois head coach John Groce and assistant Jamall Walker visited him on Wednesday. He said Xavier was in to see him as well.

The Illini were thought to be the favorites heading into the official visit slate. Can they close the deal?

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