Andre Simmons Showing Interest In UI

Illinois hasn't recruited the state of Virginia heavily in the past, but that appears to be changing. Illini assistant coach Kurt Beathard has been checking out prospects in that state recently, and Andre Simmons has enough interest to make an unofficial visit for a spring practice. The South County star appreciates the Illini's attention.

Andre Simmons traveled to Illinois to watch the Spring Game and tour the facilities recently. He was impressed. "Illinois was pretty great. I like Coach Zook a lot. He's an energetic coach, and Illinois has a lot to offer." He described his visit. "I came on a Friday and stayed for the spring game on Saturday. On Friday, I toured the facilities and met all the coaches and players. And I...

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