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Austin Colbert Commits To The Illini

John Groce's first recruiting class just keeps getting better

Ethan Miller

What has already been an excellent first recruiting class for John Groce got even better on Monday afternoon. That's when Austin Colbert, a four-star center from Gill St. Bernards in New Jersey, announced his commitment to the Illini.

He tweeted it, and these days Twitter is the same thing as a letter of intent.


Colbert's final schools were Illinois, Miami, Seton Hall and Villanova. The 6'9 center is ranked 92nd on The Rivals 150 for the 2013 class. He's the third member of our 2013 class from the list, joining Kendrick Nunn (45th) and Malcolm Hill (67th).

Our 2013 class was already considered one of the ten best in the country by Rivals, and that's only going to be going up now.

Thank god we have basketball, you guys.