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Today In Insane Message Board Rumors....

This is how you know it's July.

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Welcome to July, ladies and gentlemen. It's an interesting time of year for the Illinois fan, because we're pretty much right in the middle of the offseason. Basketball was months ago, and we've basically still got two months to go before football season starts.

Which means now is the perfect time for Illinois fans to get themselves worked up over message board rumors that aren't going to happen, but damn it if they won't help kill a day or two. What ridiculous rumor are some Illini fans allowing themselves to fall for today? Well, it comes from the forums over at, and boy it's a doozy.


If you're having trouble reading that, here's what forum member Lkdog said.

I am not one to post unverifiable rumors but this one might (emphasis on might) be worth throwing out there to see if anyone has any other info that fills in the story.

There is a rumor floating around today that Jahlil Okafor and Cliff Alexander are coming to Illinois.

This is based upon info from a contracted scout who was told that MSU was told by one of these kids that they are both likely going to Illinois.
Would be quite a recruiting coup.

Not holding my breath, but crazier things have happened and we are due for some big dogs to stay home.

I am not making a prediction, nor claiming that this is true- but it is apparently out there as having some traction (as much as anything might in the wacky world of high level recruits).

Take it FWIW.

People starting a message board post saying "I'm not one to post unverifiable rumors" and then posting an unverifiable rumor is one of my favorite things about message boards. I'm sure message board posters will openly dismiss this while talking about it for the next two weeks.

Happy July, everybody.

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