Illini Hoops Recruiting Lounge: Jan. 4

Lead basketball reporter Derek Piper locks in on the metro east area for the latest buzz on Mark Smith, an updated evaluation on Jeremiah Tilmon and much more in the Illini Recruiting Lounge!

The Illini Recruiting Lounge is an exclusive, premium feature at The Inquirer staff works really hard to provide as much information as possible to you die-hard Illini fans to basically give you as close of an "inside look" as possible into Illini football and basketball recruiting. Basically, we want you to feel like you're right there, "in the recruiting lounge" per se.

We hope this feature gives an even closer look into the worlds of Illini basketball and football recruiting. Today, we focus on the loaded talent down in metro east with newly-offered target Mark Smith, five-star signee Jeremiah Tilmon and more.

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

  • The Mark Smith blow-up
  • When will we see Smith in Champaign again?
  • Edwardsville-East St. Louis breakdown
  • Updated eval on Jeremiah Tilmon
  • Terrence Hargrove a 2019 to watch
  • Plus, much more!


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