How does 1-2 start affect Illini recruiting?


CHAMPAIGN — Lovie built up some recruiting momentum when he was initially hired. But how does the 1-2 start change the way high schoolers are looking at Illinois?

“If you’re an athlete out there it may tell you ‘Hey, they need me’ and as a recruit I think now they at least know what we’re going to do in all three phases to see how they would fit into that,” Lovie said. “The response was really good, I know that so about as good of a response as you would hope you would get is what we did get.” 

Illinois travels to Nebraska this Saturday,

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