I was bummed when I read the news. I felt Ace could be a big time player for the Illini. One possible explanation is that he was told he was their primary target when being recruited. If he commits they won’t recruit another shooting guard, he is there guy.
Now the staff is going all out for Burnett. It’s like the staff is recruiting “over” him. Not sure that’s the reason, I have no inside source. I get Underwood’s job is to win, but this could be consequences of the transfer portal. I would prefer Ace over Burnett cause he committed to the Illini n Burnett didnt.