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).
#Illini have canceled their satellite camp near Houston on Thursday. Will send a few coaches to TCU camp instead.— Jeremy Werner (@JWernerScout) June 7, 2016
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.
Illinois Football News
Jalen Mayden is the No. 9 dual-threat quarterback in the class-of-2018, and he's the latest prospect to pick up a scholarship offer from the Fighting Illini. It's clear that the new coaches are prioritizing dynamic athletes at this position.
The three-star Florida native also included Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Florida in his top five schools. He'd be a nice addition for Lovie Smith and the coaching staff.
The four-star lineman was a surprise visitor at Illinois' Chicago satellite camp last Friday night. It definitely seems as if Lovie Smith will attempt to flip him from the Hawkeyes.
Illinois Basketball News
A non-conference game against VCU in Miami, FL seemed a little strange for Fighting Illini basketball, but CBS' Jon Rothstein has clarified that it'll be part of a double header at AA Arena. The Miami Hurricanes will face Wofford in the second game.