John Groce and the Fighting Illini will soon have an opportunity to land one of his top recruiting targets. According to Illini Inquirer's Derek Piper, four-star point guard Trent Frazier will in Champaign from August 19-21 for an official visit. The Florida native currently has no plans to take other trips to competing programs.
Frazier is the No. 113 overall player in 247Sports' composite rankings; he has other scholarship offers from Baylor, Florida, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Stephen F. Austin, and UCF.
The 6-foot-2 guard has twice labeled Illinois as the leading school in his recruitment, with the most recent statement coming just days ago on July 16. Assuming nothing changes within the next month, it isn't a stretch to say that the program may be on the verge of another addition.
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