Illinois Hosts Junior Day

While the University of Illinois basketball team ran its record to 25-0 in front of a record setting crowd at the Assembly Hall, Ron Zook and his staff held their first junior day of the year. Among those in attendance were Morris, Ill. TE/DE <b>Jamie Cumbie</b> and Chicago (Morgan Park) dual-threat quarterback<b> Demetrius Jones</b>.

"This (Assembly Hall) atmosphere is great," said Jamie Cumbie.

"We're sitting right down on the floor next to the Orange Krush. The students really get into the basketball game.

"So far, I've liked what I've seen from Illinois. I like the facilities, the campus and Coach Zook offered me a scholarship.

"I told Coach Zook that I wanted to play defensive end but if I end up on offense, I'd be alright with that."

Cumbie was one of several juniors invited to Champaign yesterday. The juniors were weighed and measured, got a tour of the campus, talked to the coaches and had lunch in the Varsity Room.

Cumbie now has offers from Clemson, Northwestern, Purdue and Illinois. More scholarship offers are sure to come his way.

Morgan Park's Demetrius Jones made his way to Champaign with teammates and fellow D-1 prospects Chris James and Ramone Johnson.

Jones was offered a scholarship by Illinois and seemed to enjoy his visit very much.

Others in attendance yesterday.

WR Marquis Walker – Decatur (Ill.) MacArthur
QB Isiah Williams- Chicago (Vocational)
OL Shawn Bernaky - Downers Grove (Ill.) South *Looked Great!"
QB/ATH Javon Stewart - Bolingbrook, Ill.
OL Cody Faulkner - Cicero (Ind.) Hamilton Heights *Wisconsin has offered*
LB A.J. Edds - Greenwood (Ind.) Center Grove
OL Timi Oshinowo - Naperville (Ill.) Nequa Valley (Brother plays DT at Stanford)
OL Courtney Jones - Harvey (Ill.) Thornton
TE Jeff Sanders - Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart-Griffin
LB Dustin Jefferson - Kankakee, Ill. *Dustin left after lunch and headed to Iowa for a junior day visit*

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