Jeremy Werner

Illini Football Recruiting Lounge: Jan. 12

The dead period has ended. The Illinois football recruiting staff is back on the trail for a furious final three weeks before Signing Day. Illini Inquirer's Jeremy Werner has the latest happenings and buzz.

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 football and basketball recruiting. Today, we focus on the final stretch before Signing Day for Illini football.

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

  • How the next three weekends of visits shape up
  • This weekend's official visitors
  • The latest on 4-star WR Jeff Thomas
  • The wide net for defensive ends
  • Illini in a tight spot at tight end
  • A very, very intriguing graduate transfer
  • Big changes coming to college football?
  • More possible late-emerging prospects to watch
  • And more!


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