According to reports from the Chicago Sun-Times and brother Reggie Rose, Illinois is not out of the running for his services just yet. Derrick Rose is giving the Illini another look before he signs on the dotted ling this fall.
''We have discussed it with some close confidants and believe Illinois is a great place," Reggie Rose, Derrick's brother said. "The school has a great [basketball] program and it is in our home state. And no decision would be valid without giving Illinois a serious look.''
What most people have failed to understand was just because Rose gave his list of schools didn't mean the Illini had to stop recruiting him. Rose is a guard that Illinois has been after since his freshman year of high school, the Illinois coaches have stayed loyal to him from the start to the end.
Illiniboard.com will be at the scrimmage tomorrow night, you can bet the Illini faithful will come out in with a lot of love for Rose.
Here at Scout.com we have Rose listed at the sixth best prospect in the nation for his 2007 class.
I'm sure this is great news to future Illini guard Demetri McCamey who has no problem calling other potential athletes to give Illinois a look. Stay tuned for more on Rose after the scrimmage.
Video footage of Rose is available here at Illiniboard.com check it out to see why Rose is considered one of the best preps in the nation this year.