Nine 2014 Illini Commits To Enroll Early

Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Because it's a little more exciting knowing they'll be on campus next month.

One of the most frustrating aspects of following recruiting is that nothing is final until the player signs on the dotted line, a fact the Quentin Snider saga unfortunately reminded us Illini fans of. But just like earlier this afternoon, I have more good news for you loyal Champaigniacs: according to Jeremy Werner (and a text alerting me from Tom), nine members of the 2014 football recruiting class have decided to enroll early, which not only means they've committed but that they'll be around the program and their new teammates even sooner.

The nine players to enroll early consist of four JUCO transfers and five high schoolers graduating early. The JUCO transfers are Geronimo Allison (WR), Tyree Stone-Davis (DB), Tyrin Stone-Davis (WR), and Joe Fotu (DE). The high school recruits are Chayce Crouch (QB), Peter Cvijanovic (OL), Mike Dudek (WR), Jordan Frazier (TE), and our old friend Paul James III (DE).

While this isn't as exciting as say, finding out a top recruit has decided to rock the blue and orange, it's still pretty good news. That gives Wes Lunt three more receivers and a tight end to start practicing with half a year sooner and adds two impact defensive ends to a line that sorely needed pass rushing talent. The depth issues brought about by the late period Ron Zook recruiting classes are starting to be balanced out by JUCO transfers and young talent eager to enroll, which is pretty nice to see.

Follow The Champaign Room on Twitter at @Champaign_Room and Like us on Facebook. You can follow Mark Primiano on Twitter at @SBN_UGod.

In This Article

Teams
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Champaign Room

You must be a member of The Champaign Room to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Champaign Room. You should read them.

Join The Champaign Room

You must be a member of The Champaign Room to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Champaign Room. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker