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Illinois Basketball Recruiting: Charlie Moore, Da'Monte Williams are in Champaign for Friday's football game

Two surprise visitors are in town for the Illinois football season opener.

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According to Scout's Derek Piper, two of Illinois basketball's top recruiting targets are in town for Friday night's football season opener against Kent State.

Four-star 2016 point guard Charlie Moore (Chicago, IL) is taking an unofficial visit; he's ranked as the No. 82 recruit in the 247Sports composite rankings and the No. 59 player in Rivals' rankings. Moore also has an official visit scheduled for the weekend of September 25th.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">UPDATE: Charlie Moore&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Illini?src=hash">#Illini</a> visit is unofficial tonight. Mom couldn&#39;t make it this weekend. Official later... <a href="http://t.co/yzBpSiBRnG">http://t.co/yzBpSiBRnG</a></p>&mdash; Derek Piper (@DPiperScout) <a href="https://twitter.com/DPiperScout/status/639913251845873664">September 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Four-star 2017 combo guard Da'Monte Williams is also in town for his own unofficial visit. Although he's best known to Illini fans as being the son of Frank Williams, Da'Monte made quite the name for himself on the AAU circuit this Summer. He was always considered to be one of the top players from the state of Illinois, but he solidified himself as one of the top players in the nation (No. 40 in 247Sports composite rankings).

For more on Moore, Williams, and the program's other targets, check out our Illinois Basketball Recruiting Board.

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