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Illinois Football cancels Houston satellite camp

Good morning. Welcome to the Orange Minute for Wednesday, June 8.

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According to Jeremy Werner, Illinois football has cancelled their June 9 satellite camp near Houston, TX. The Illini will instead send a few coaches to a TCU event in the same area. Lovie Smith and his assistants are already in the Lone Star State for another camp that'll take place on June 8 at Lancaster high school (near Dallas).

Partnering up with TCU is a great decision by Illinois. NBC has previously reported that coaches from Alabama and Southern Cal will be in attendance, so there's going to be a huge amount of talent on hand. Those highly-touted Texas natives weren't going to skip such an opportunity in order to hang out with the new Illini head coach for a few hours. But now they'll be able to that while pretending to be interested in Alabama -- it's a win-win for everyone.

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Illinois is the leader for three-star RB Maleek Williams (TCR)

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