Devodrick "Buddy" Johnson (© Greg Powers)

Illini Football Recruiting Lounge: Oct. 26

Get the latest Illini football recruiting buzz, including how a 2-5 start has affected recruiting, official visit primers on two talented Texans visiting Illinois this weekend, increased JuCo interest and much more!

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More details of what's inside this edition Illini Recruiting Lounge:

  • Current state of affairs for Illini football recruiting following a 2-5 start in 2016
  • Worry-o-meter on Illini commits taking visits elsewhere
  • Official visit primers for Texas LB Devodrick Johnson and Texas DE Nelson Mbanasor
  • The latest buzz in a drama-filled recruitment
  • Increased competition for an Illini priority target in 2018
  • More possible JuCo targets
  • Two East Coast targets rising up the recruiting board
  • Plus, much more!


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