Football commit Jadon Thompson plays role in recruiting Marcellus Moore

Illini

(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.” 
 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.