Francis Okoro is the top-ranked prospect in the state of Illinois' Class of 2019, ranking just outside the initial top-25 Scout.com national rankings.
So it only was a matter of time before Illinois offered the 6-foot-9 Normal West post player. That time was Friday afternoon.
Illinois extended a scholarship offer to Okoro on Wednesday, according to Scout.com's Brian Snow.
Okoro, who plays with the St. Louis Eagles AAU team, also has an offer from Alabama.
The Illini also extended scholarship offer to Nashville power forward James Wiseman, who ranks No. 5 overall in the Class of 2019.
Illinois had already extended scholarship offers to 2019 La Lumiere point guard Tyger Campbell and 2019 Aurora wing Malik Hall.