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Illinois targets Jeremiah Tilmon, Nojel Eastern move in updated Scout recruiting rankings

Good morning. Welcome to the Orange Minute for Wednesday, July 6.

Scout.com has updated their class-of-2017 recruiting rankings, and several Fighting Illini targets experienced movement in the Top-100. The most notable names -- including Jeremiah Tilmon and Jordan Goodwin -- remained mostly in the same positions, but Nojel Eastern saw a nice jump. The four-star wing rose 11 spots to No. 69 overall, making him the third-best Illinois native in the class.

Class-of-2017 Illinois targets in the Scout rankings

Kris Wilkes (IN) - No. 17
Brian Bowen (IN) - No. 18
Jeremiah Tilmon (IL/IN) - No. 19
Malik Williams (IN) - No. 30
Derek Culver (OH) - No. 40
Jordan Goodwin (IL) - No. 56
Nojel Eastern (IL) - No. 69
Trent Fraizer (FL) - No. 74
V.J. Bailey (TX) - No. 75
Justin Smith (IL) - No. 79
Abu Kigab (CA) - No. 90

Targets that went unranked include three-star center Theo John (MN), and three-star forward Terrence Lewis (WI). Illinois commits Da'Monte Williams and Javon Pickett remained outside the Top-100 as well.

Class-of-2018 Illinois targets in the Scout rankings

Simi Shittu (CAN) - No. 6
Darius Garland (TN) - No. 12
Ayo Dosunmu (IL) - No. 19
Carte'Are Gordon (CAN) - No. 47
Tim Finke (IL) - No. 51
Courtney Ramey (MO) - No. 57

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