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  1. Thompson 'freaking out' over Illini offer

    Jared Shanker

    His breath escaped him. When Dylan Thompson (Lombard, Ill./Montini Catholic) heard the offers every recruit wants to hear, he almost lost it in Illinois coach Tim Beckman's office. "I was freaking out in Coach Beckman's office," the 2014 defensive...

    Blog | January 27, 2013
  2. Florida two-star safety heading to Illinois

    Jared Shanker

    Illinois coach Tim Beckman expects to sign a full class come signing day, and the Illini added their 25th commitment Sunday. Two-star safety James Crawford (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) told ESPN.com in a text message he verbally pledg...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  3. Illini in final two for DB deciding soon

    Jared Shanker

    Illinois officially missed out on in-state Crete-Monee target Laquon Treadwell on Thursday. The Illini staff hopes it can at least pull his teammate now. Illini coach Tim Beckman offered Crete (Ill.) Crete-Monee cornerback Jaylen Dunlap on Tuesday...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  4. Illini's Beckman making in-home visits

    Jared Shanker

    The in-home visit from the head coach can often make or break a recruitment. That might be the case with three-star Chicago Simeon linebacker Reggie Spearman, an Illinois commit since the summer. Illinois coach Tim Beckman will meet with Spearm...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  5. Illini announce five junior college signings

    Jared Shanker

    Five junior college recruits signed with Illinois on Wednesday. The first day of the junior college signing period, Illini coach Tim Beckman received signatures from five verbal commitments from the juco ranks. Martize Barr (Washington, DC/Iowa We...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  6. Illini's Beckman impresses Mikale Wilbon

    Jared Shanker

    While the coach at Toledo, Tim Beckman was considered one of the best recruiters in the MAC. The Rockets hauled in the conference's best class year after year. Chicago De La Salle running back Mikale Wilbon can see why. "His persuasion is real ...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  7. Jamarco Jones talks Illini; previews OSU

    Jared Shanker

    If Tim Beckman is going to turn Illinois around, it will take the state's top prospects staying in state and playing for the Illini. The first-year Illini coach is not shy about letting top 2014 Illinois prospects know that either. When Watch List...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  8. Weekend Rewind: Midwest

    Jared Shanker

    Going into his official visit to Illinois, Westerville (Ohio) South athlete Marcus Ball knew the program was struggling under first-year coach Tim Beckman. The result Saturday was another loss, this one to Minnesota as the Illini fell to 2-8. That...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  9. Marcus Ball high on Illini after official visit

    Jared Shanker

    Going into his official visit to Illinois, Westerville (Ohio) South athlete Marcus Ball knew the program was struggling under first-year coach Tim Beckman. The result Saturday was another loss, this one to Minnesota as the Illini fell to 2-8. That...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  10. Illini standing out to 2014 DE Nile Sykes

    Jared Shanker

    Illinois is struggling under first-year coach Tim Beckman, but at least one top in-state junior is not too worried. Nile Sykes (Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest) made another visit to the Illinois campus, for the loss to Minnesota on Saturday....

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  11. Illinois plucks D.C. safety Darwyn Kelly

    Jared Shanker

    Three-star safety Darwyn Kelly (Washington, D.C./Howard D. Woodson) made a trip to Illinois this past weekend, and he called Fighting Illini coach Tim Beckman on Friday to tell him he made a decision. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound safety became the Illi...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  12. Illini head back into Ohio for Smoot

    Jared Shanker

    It is no surprise that first-year Illinois coach Tim Beckman is making the fertile recruiting grounds of Ohio a priority given his ties to the area, but few could have imagined the Fighting Illini would be as active in the Buckeye State as they've be...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  13. Illinois grabs another Trotwood-Madison commit

    Jared Shanker

    Illinois is slowly building a pipeline to Trotwood-Madison in Ohio. Illini coach Tim Beckman picked up his second commitment in the 2013 class from the southwest Ohio program Friday. Safety Reon Dawson (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) committed to Illinois,...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  14. Gibbs commits to Illini; will take visits

    Jared Shanker

    Tim Beckman is filling up his first full class at Illinois early, especially on the defensive line, and the first-year Fighting Illini coach added another piece Wednesday. Detroit Cass Tech defensive tackle Kenton Gibbs is the latest commitment fo...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  15. Ohio DT Clements commits to Illini

    Jared Shanker

    The last week has been kind to first-year Illinois coach Tim Beckman as the Fighting Illini picked up commitment No. 3 over just the last six days. Defensive tackle Jarrod Clements (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) committed to Illinois on Tuesday...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  16. Illini score top dual-threat quarterback

    Jared Shanker

    First-year Illinois coach Tim Beckman talked about taking back the state of Illinois when it comes to recruiting. He took a big step in that direction Thursday with the commitment from Bolingbrook (Ill.) dual-threat quarterback Aaron Bailey. Baile...

    Blog | April 26, 2012