Hopefully it doesn’t turn out to be the highlight of the week for Illini sports. Yesterday Coach Bruce Weber received letters of intent from four heralded high school seniors: Bertrand, Griffey, Paul, and Richardson. A good class by all accounts, and one that has had fans excited since these guys gave their verbal commitmments the previous summer.
Signing day hasn’t been much fun in recent years, but those days could be over – a least in the near term with a great class expected to sign next year as well. This class is ranked third in the Big10, which is a big improvement, and while many of can ask how the recruiting went so wrong for a couple of years, it seems obvious Weber has adapted and figured it out.
Now how quickly will these guys assimilate to the college game next year? Could any of them possibly be granted early eligibility to help this year’s team?