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Illinois offers 2016 PG Xavier Simpson

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John Groce and the Illinois staff have handed out a scholarship offer to another 2016 guard.

Illinois Basketball has offered a scholarship to 2016 point guard Xavier Simpson. The Lima, OH native is currently rated as the No. 63 overall recruit according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Per <a href="https://twitter.com/coachq7">@coachq7</a>, 2016 G Xavier Simpson (<a href="https://twitter.com/Xaviersimpson3">@xaviersimpson3</a>) has received an offer from Illinois.</p>&mdash; Future150.com (@Future150) <a href="https://twitter.com/Future150/status/556646963907944448">January 18, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Simpson has garnered interest from the Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern, and Ohio State in addition to the Illini.

This coaching staff has now offered three 2016 guards in the last week; Alteriqute Gilbert and Anthony Cowan are the other two.