John Groce and the Fighting Illini seem to be dealing with some uncertainty in regards to five-star commit Jeremiah Tilmon, however the program is still heavily involved for another one of their top front court targets. Four-star power forward Mayan Kiir narrowed his college list to five schools on Wednesday night, including Illinois, Louisville, VCU, LSU, and N.C. State.
Additionally, Kiir informed his Twitter followers that he’ll be announcing his final decision on November 14. That date falls within the early signing period, so he’ll likely submit a National Letter of Intent at that time.
The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Florida native is rated as the nation’s No. 144 overall player by 247Sports (three-star range), however Scout has pegged him as a four-star prospect.
Kiir has so far taken four official visits, which includes a trip to Champaign during the weekend of October 7; his most recent campus venture was to LSU on November 4. The Orange and Blue appear to be one of the frontrunners along with VCU.