Football commit Jadon Thompson plays role in recruiting Marcellus Moore


(WCIA) — Several Illini Football recruits were in town this weekend for the Friday Night Lights Showcase, including 3-star running back Marcellus Moore, who is keeping the Illini in his top 7. 

The class of 2020 prospect, is one of the fastest in the state of Illinois. As a junior at Plainfield-North, he won the 100 and 200-meter dashes at the IHSA Boy’s Track and Field State Championships. 

2020 commit and 4-star prospect Jadon Smith could play a major role in getting Moore to Champaign. 

“Probably the biggest things is definitely the connection and chemistry with the coaches and the people, and a place that’s just going to fit me offensively,” says Moore. “I spend a lot of time with Jadon and he’s pushing me to come.” 

“I think we need a couple more big time players like Marcellus Moore,” says Thompson. “I’ve been recruiting him hard all day. Just showing him that this could be his home too.” 

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