Johnny Walker, Brandon Rush's AAU Coach

Just when you thought Illinois men's basketball Coach Bruce Weber was out of the loop in the recruiting world or he was out of his league... Read here for my interview with Johnny Walker, Rush's AAU coach.

For those who think it's not possible to land Rush at Illinois, you may want to think again. "Make no mistake about this, Rush likes Illinois and if he can get things taken care of, it looks good for them. Man, those coaches at Illinois do a great job. They have told Brandon how important he is and Brandon loves they way they play," Walker said.

Recently the Illinois staff had a home visit with Rush and he just loved it, according to Walker. "Right now the NBA is not being talked about too much. Brandon wants to go to college, I know that. Some people have all these rumors about him not qualifying for school; he's fine ACT-wise and GPA-wise," added Walker.

Rush is also considering Oklahoma but at this time, according to Walker, Illinois is the leader for his services. Rush visited Oklahoma and sources say he did enjoy his visit there.

The test will be how well he does this last semester in school and from what Walker is being told, Rush is taking care of business in the classroom.

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