Looks Like University Of Illinois – Louis Dorsey

I mean, not even 30 minutes ago I finally get caught up on LLUOI posts (you’ll see James Knight and Nate Hobbs below), and now I have to write another one. Oh no. What a drag. An athletic WR/TE type who could play Division I football or basketball says yes to Lovie. Well, if I HAVE to write it.. [Read more…]

Looks Like University Of Illinois – James Knight

This is totally the nickname class. When Howard Watkins Jr. enrolled early last week, the announcement press release referred to him as “HoJo”. Which means I’m totally hoping that when Knight shows up on the roster, he’s not James Knight – just his nickname: Jimmy Jam. [Read more…]

Looks Like University Of Illinois – Nathan Hobbs

I’m two behind here, and the final flourish happens these next two weekends, so I’d better get caught up. Let’s start with Nathan Hobbs and then I’ll try to get to James Knight tomorrow before falling into a deep depression after we lose at Michigan to move to 12-8 on the season. [Read more…]

Looks Like University Of Illinois – Owen Carney

Can we maybe restrict players from committing between Christmas and New Years? I have so much going on that week that I can’t really LLUOI. So let’s all agree that if a player as good and necessary as Owen Carney is going to commit, let’s make him wait until January wait no that’s dumb go Lovie huge get.
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Looks Like University Of Illinois – Kendrick Green

“I’m so worried about numbers”, I said.  “What if we get to Christmas and we have to get desperate and start offering every two-star on the planet because our top targets are all going elsewhere?”, I screamed.  Well, it’s almost Christmas, and we keep unwrapping extremely talented presents. [Read more…]

Looks Like University Of Illinois – Howard Watkins

If I was a recruit, I would totally commit during the holiday Dead Period (December 12 through January 12). Only “electronic communication” is allowed – nothing face to face – so recruits have time to get away from all the coaches in their face and clear their head. Howard Watkins cleared his head.. and picked Illinois. [Read more…]

Looks Like University Of Illinois – Delshawn Phillips

First off, can we just give him the #6 jersey?  Terrorizing juco defender named Phillips has a huge senior season and gets selected first team All Big Ten and then hands his #6 jersey to a terrorizing juco defender named Phillips.  Somebody make that happen.  [Read more…]

Looks Like University Of Illinois – Lere Oladipo

Not even gonna lie. His score on the composite rankings says he’s the fourth-best player in this class so far, but I think he’s the best (and most important) player we’ve landed so far. Let me count the reasons why. [Read more…]

Looks Like University Of Illinois – Carmoni Green

I used to complain Ron Zook’s recruiting and how he really didn’t recruit to any positions – just athletes he would move around.  I wanted his recruiting to be more intentional.  Well, Lovie Smith is more or less doing the same thing: athletes, athletes, athletes. And I’m OK with it.  [Read more…]

Looks Like University Of Illinois – Trent Frazier

Someone I know on the internet suggested the perfect nickname for Frazier. In the spirit of “Luther Powell Jr.”, motion to refer to this kid as “Chester Meacham”. See, the 2009 backcourt was TRENT Meacham and Chester FRAZIER, Trent Frazier, Chester Meacham, yeah, you’re right, the explanation ruins it. [Read more…]