John Groce and Fighting Illini basketball tested out one of their new recruiting tools on Saturday afternoon! Four-star point guard Trent Frazier is in town for an official visit, and the caravan of coaches and family members stopped by Memorial Stadium to watch football training camp.
That move allowed Frazier, a Florida native, an opportunity to meet with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith!
#illinination Just video chat with Lovie Smith..Very nice..took pic with Nephew @_Trentfrazier1 nice for FAMILY.. pic.twitter.com/TLNdh27OUm— Ish Jr. (@IshGomezJr) August 20, 2016
LOVIE: Wes is our quarterback, but Trent, I see a bright future for you in our offense— The Champaign Room (@Champaign_Room) August 20, 2016
FRAZIER: I play basketball
LOVIE: So you're a CB?
Trent Frazier at #illini practice pic.twitter.com/pZcnfB2RYI— Jeremy Werner (@JWernerScout) August 20, 2016
Dee Brown is also accompanying the group thanks to his new role as the program’s Director of Player Development. While he’s still unable to contribute in off-campus efforts, there aren’t any NCAA rules preventing contact on campus.
Point guards chatting #illini pic.twitter.com/mqc5i5jwSt— Jeremy Werner (@JWernerScout) August 20, 2016
Illinois is using Lovie Smith and Dee Brown to help land a basketball recruit. What a time to be alive!— Jim Vainisi (@JimVainisi) August 20, 2016