October 2008 Archives

Marquette Continues To Make Chicago A Huge Recruiting Priority

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By Roy & Harv Schmidt

One big reason why Marquette University has enjoyed tremendous success on the basketball court in recent years is because of their ability to recruit the Chicago area. They did so under Tom Crean and are making every effort to do the same under new head coach Buzz Williams and his coaching staff. The latest recruiting development offers even further proof of that, as the Golden Eagles are now in the picture for both Chris Colvin and Darius Smith.

Clearing The Air On Haynes And Fenger

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By Roy & Harv Schmidt

When we came across a recent internet report calling Fenger "the best team in the Chicago Public League that no one knows about," stating that they will give Whitney Young a run for their money because they will be adding Michael Haynes and several other transfers to their roster and saying "you heard it here first" we nearly lost our breakfast at the time. Why? Because we have every reason to believe that it won't happen.

Could A Class Of 2011 Prospect Commit Early? Maybe!!

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By Roy & Harv Schmidt

In today's fast-paced world of college basketball recruiting, the most successful programs are ones that are already looking two years down the road. What we mean is that they aren't still looking for prospects in the class of 2009 but instead are setting their sights on the class of 2011 and beyond. With that being said something that is always in the back of our mind is if one of the top prospects in Illinois from the loaded 2011 class might offer an early verbal commitment. While we are inclined to say that in all likelihood it will not happen, at the same time we realize that it is not out of the realm of possibility.

By Roy & Harv Schmidt

It is absolutetly impossible to diminish the significance of this Saturday's festivities at the University of Illinois following the Illini's football contest vs. Minnesota. We are talking about what has been dubbed "The World's Biggest Basketball Practice." It is an event which will have virtually all of head coach Bruce Weber's primary in-state recruiting targets from the class of 2010 all the way down to the class of 2013 on campus at the same time. While each recruit's attendance is noteworthy, the one that we believe could have the greatest impact is Mt. Carmel's class of 2011 point guard Tracy Abrams. We say this because it is indicative of how the Illini have undoubtedly turned the corner in the Abrams recruiting sweepstakes.

Purdue Lands Key Class Of 2010 Prospect From Chicago

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By Roy & Harv Schmidt

There is something to be said when it comes to persistence and that is why Purdue University head coach Matt Painter is a tremendous recruiter. Painter never gave up in his quest to land one of the top prospects in Illinois from the class of 2010 even after it was thought that the player might be headed to another Big Ten school. As a result, the Boilermakers have secured a huge commitment from a top-flight Chicago area guard. Illinois Prep Bulls-eye has the breaking news in this blog.

Vogrich Decides Not To Wait Any Longer

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By Roy & Harv Schmidt

We thought that Lake Forest's Matt Vogrich might choose to wait a couple of days until announcing his college decision after completing his final official visit this weekend. However, upon returning home Vogrich felt he had seen all that he needed to see and thus felt there was no reason to prolong it any longer. As a result, we are willing to bet that everyone can guess where he will be headed. Illinois Prep Bulls-eye lets everyone know in this blog.

Chris Eversley Commits To Rice

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By Roy & Harv Schmidt

We had absolutely no doubt that once Rice head coach Ben Braun was able to get Chris Eversley on campus he would be able to close the deal, and sure enough that is exactly what happened this weekend, as Eversley committed while on his official visit. Illinois Prep Bulls-eye has the skinny behind Eversley's decision in this blog.

Many Top Class Of 2009 Prospects Still On The Board

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By Roy & Harv Schmidt

Despite the accelerated pace that college basketball recruiting continues to take and the fact that the Fall signing period is only a little over a month away, we are somewhat amazed that there are still a considerable number of top prospects in Illinois from the class of 2009 who are uncommitted. Not only do we think they will still be available come November, but there is even a possibility that some of them could wait until next Spring before making a decision. Illinois Prep Bulls-eye lets everyone know who these players are in this blog.

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