Illinois is currently sitting on a top-50 recruiting class, checking in at No. 42 nationally, and the Illini are in a position to move up.
Top247 DL Josh Augusta is one of the top targets remaining on the board for the Illini in 2013.
Some news and notes regarding the program.
*Top247 defensive lineman Josh Augusta will take his official visit to Champaign this coming weekend. Missouri is his current leader the but the Illini will look to make a move for the Peoria (Mich.) High standout. Michigan State rounds out the 6-foot-5, 295-pound Augusta’s top three. He ranks as the nation’s No. 13 defensive tackle and No. 193 prospect overall.
*Crete (Ill.) Monee cornerback Jaylen Dunlap is one of the more under-the-radar prospects in the Midwest. Dunlap has good size at 6-foot-2, 170-pounds, and is a strong cover corner that helped lead his team to a state championship during the fall. He’ll take an official to Illinois this coming weekend and an Illini offer would make the in-state program tough to beat. Eastern Michigan, UAB and most recently Western Michigan have extended scholarships.
*Illini pledge Miguel Hermosillo is slated to take his official visit this coming weekend.
Beckman With A Few Key In-Homes
*On Monday, Illinois head coach Tim Beckman will be in the Chicago area. He has an in-home setup with two commits in Bolingbrook (Ill.) High Top247 quarterback Aaron Bailey and Chicago (Ill.) Simeon linebacker Reggie Spearman. Spearman is a soft pledge to the Illini, also considering Iowa and Minnesota.
*Thursday, Beckman will be in to see Walled Lake (Mich.) Western safety Joshua Jones. Also a soft pledge to the Illini, Jones is keeping Pittsburgh and N.C. State in the mix.
For a look at Illinois recruiting class, click here.