Izzo really wanted him but I didn't!*Archived Message
Posted by UIHuskie on November 17, 2021, 16:41:24, in reply to "Sparty tears"
You have one of the all time great coaches pursuing you hard, wanting you to be the star of his class, and you choose Brad Underwood instead? He can have fun with that. Our '22 class is already good, so this isn't sour grapes. I legit don't want someone to join the team if that's the kind of decision-making ability they have.
I’m bummed but not mad about losing Rodgers. I thought he was a good fit for our system but he’s not a can’t miss prospect. We need wings but he’s probably not a guy that will be an impact player as a freshmen.
What’s the appeal of Illinois? Do you sell recruits about Ayo going down from 30th ranked kid in his class to the 38th pick in the nba draft? Is that Underwoods sales pitch? Kofi is never going to get drafted at this point. They aren’t even the best program in the state of Illinois…
Rodgers is a loss but he’s not a recruit you lose a lot of sleep over. He’ll be a good role player. Holloman and Koehler are both fantastic recruits. Both are potentially legit difference makers.