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Illini Early Signing Period Primer

Few surprises are in store for the Illini as they hope to sign 10 commitments.

At the moment, Illinois’ recruiting class ranks 13 of 14 in the Big Ten and 71st in the country according to the 247 composite. Blame the rankings on the Illini Youth Movement of 2017 and 2018. With little attrition expected as the youth movement of 2017 comes of age, the Illini are expected to sign 15 players— 10 of whom are expected to sign during the early signing period.

Commits You Want to Have Sign Early

Blue Chippers— 4 and 5 star ranked players

ISAIAH WILLIAMS

QB/Athlete — 4 Star — Trinity Catholic., St. Louis, Missouri

MARQUEZ BEASON

CB — 4 star — Duncanville H.S., Texas

3 Star players

KYRON CUMBY

RB/WR - Plano H.S., Texas

**Cumby is a Reggie Corbin Clone**

MOSES OKPALA

DT/DE — 3 Star— Horton Watkins H.S., Laude, Missouri

NICK FEDANZO

RB — 3 star — Montini Catholic., Lombard, Illinois

CASEY WASHINGTON

WR— 3 star — Pflugerville H.S., Pflugerville Texas

JOSEPH THOMPSON

DB — 3 star — Phillips Academy— Chicago, IL

EVAN KIRTS

OT— 3 Star — Brother Rice., Oak Lawn, Illinois

SETH COLEMAN

DE- 3 Star- Holy Trinity Episocopal Academy — Melbourne, Florida

GRIFFIN MOORE

TE — 3 Star — Bloomington H.S. — Bloomington, Illinois

Uncommitted Prospects the Illini hope will sign during the early signing period.

Isaiah Hookfin

OT— 4 star — Duller H.S., Sugar Land, Texas

Also Considering: Baylor, Minnesota, Texas

Shammond Cooper

LB — 4 Star — Trinity Catholic., St. Louis, Missouri

Also Considering: Baylor, Minnesota, Texas

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