Recruiting Recon: Illinois' Offense

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THE LAND FROM WHICH THEY COME
Urbana-Champaign
Urbana-Champaign looks nice, but I'll hold out for that assignment in Hawai'i.

TEN FACTS AND LAWS ABOUT ILLINOIS 

  1. In Champaign it is illegal to pee in your neighbor's mouth.
  2. In 1893 Chicago opened the first aquarium.
  3. If you are not in possession of at least one dollar you can be arrested for vagrancy.
  4. Kashakia and Vandalia were Illinois' state capitals before Springfield.
  5. In the Pullman area of Chicago it is illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while sitting on a curb. 
  6. Round Silos were first made in Spring Grove, Illinois
  7. It is still illegal for boys in Mount Pulaski, IL to throw snowballs at trees.
  8. The Chicago Public Library is the world's largest with over 2 million books.
  9. It is illegal to eat in a place that is on fire in Chicago.
  10. If you are enrolled in a culinary program you can legally drink under the age of 21.
FIVE ODD CHICAGO LAWS
  1. It is illegal to give a dog whiskey.
  2. If you are diseased, maimed, mutilated, or "otherwise an unsightly or disgusting object" you are banned from going out in public.
  3. Kites cannot be flown within city limits.
  4. It is illegal to take a French Poodle to the opera.
  5. A woman over 200 pounds is not allowed to ride a horse wearing shorts.
Dumblaws.com, bored.com
 
Illinois

 

VITAL INFORMATION ABOUT ILLINOIS
LOCATION Urbana-Champaign, IL
YEAR FOUNDED 1867
ENROLLMENT 44,087
NICKNAME Fighting Illini
COLORS Blue and Orange
HEAD COACH Bill Cubit

 

 
KNOW ILLINOIS' RECENT HISTORY
 
2012-2015 RECORD COMPARISON LAST 3 SEASONS
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OHIO STATE     
ILLINOIS YEAR OHIO STATE
6-7 2014 14-1
4-8 2013 12-2
2-10 2012 12-0
     
12-25 TOTAL 38-3
4-8 AVERAGE 13-1

 

KNOW THE MAN WHO LEADS ILLINOIS

 

Bill Cubit

Bill Cubit was named the interim head coach after Tim Beckman was fired on the 28th of August. Before being named interim head coach Cubit was Illinois' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach since 2013. Prior to working at Illinois Cubit was the head coach at Western Michigan from 2005-2012. He was 51-47 (.520) with the Broncos and made it to 3 bowl games.
 

OFFENSIVE STARTER RECRUITING RANKINGS
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OHIO STATE            
POSITION PLAYER COMP. RATING POSITION PLAYER COMP. RATING
QB WES LUNT .889 QB JT BARRETT .935
RB Ke'SHAWN VAUGHN .826  .895 RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT .969
WR GERONIMO ALLISON .854 WR MICHAEL THOMAS .870
WR DESMOND CAIN .793  .843 WR CURTIS SAMUEL .970
WR MALIK TURNER .801 HY BRAXTON MILLER .983
TE TYLER WHITE .821 TE NICK VANNETT .912
LT AUSTIN SCHMIDT .805 LT TAYLOR DECKER .927
LG CHRIS BOLES .847 LG BILLY PRICE .916
C JOE SPENCER .874 C JACOBY BOREN .870
RG TED KARRAS .817 RG PAT ELFLEIN .842
RT CHRISTIAN DiLAURO .832 RT CHASE FARRIS .925
           
  AVERAGE .764 AVERAGE   .920

 

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RECRUITING NOTES 2012-2015

Illinois' highest rated starter is QB Chris Lunt (.889).
The largest gap among the offensive starters is the 182 point gap between Ohio State's Braxton Miller (.983) and Illinois' WR Malik Turner (.801).
The average of Ohio State's starters is 156 points better than Illinois'.

 

 

No. Of Players Recruited Per Position
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Ohio State
POSITION NO. OF PLAYERS POSITION NO. OF PLAYERS
QB 4 QB 4
RB 9 RB 5
WR 12 WR 11
ATH 6 ATH 9
TE 6 TE 3
OT 8 OT 11
OG / C 5 OG / C 7
       
TOTAL 50 TOTAL 50

 

OFFENSIVE RECRUITING COMPARISON
 
Wes Lunt
Illinois' starting QB, Wes Lunt (.889), was 19/33 for 169 yards and 3 TDs last week against Purdue.
 
2012-2015 QB AVERAGES
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OHIO STATE
AVERAGE CATEGORY AVERAGE
6-3 HEIGHT 6-4
209 WEIGHT 208
.856 COMP. AVERAGE .890

Between 2012-2015 Illinois signed 4 quarterbacks and Ohio State signed 4. Aaron Bailey (.928) was the Illini's highest rated QB commit. 

 

 

Ke'Shawn Vaughn
Last week RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn rushed for 180 yards, 11.3 ypc and 2 TDs. Through 9 weeks the freshman has gained 665 yards on the ground.

 

2012-2015 RB AVERAGES
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OHIO STATE
AVERAGE CATEGORY AVERAGE
5-11 HEIGHT  6-0
193 WEIGHT 207
.845 COMP. AVERAGE .953

Between 2012 and 2015 Illinois signed 9 running backs. Ke'Shawn Vaughn (.895) was their highest rated commit. Ohio State's highest rated commit was Ezekiel Elliott (.969).

 

Geronimo Allison
WR Geronimo Allison (.837) has 1,354 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns during his career. 

 

2012-2015 WR AVERAGES
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OHIO STATE
AVERAGE CATEGORY AVERAGE
6-1 HEIGHT 6-1
187 WEIGHT 189
.827 COMP. AVERAGE .914

Between 2012 and 2015 Illinois signed 12 wide receivers. Tyrin Stone-Davis (.869) was their highest rated commit. Ohio State's highest rated commit was Jalin Marshall (.983).

 

2012-2015 ATH AVERAGES
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OHIO STATE

 

AVERAGE CATEGORY AVERAGE
6-1 HEIGHT 6-3
193 WEIGHT 198
.835 COMP. AVERAGE .915

The Illini signed 6 athletes between 2012-2015. Caleb Day (.835) was their highest rated athlete. Curtis Samuel (.970) was Ohio State's highest rated athlete.

 

Tyler White
TE Tyler White (.821) has 5 receptions and 2 touchdowns.

 

2012-2015 TE AVERAGES
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OHIO STATE
AVERAGE CATEGORY AVERAGE
6-4 HEIGHT 6-4
234 WEIGHT 228
.796 COMP. AVERAGE .901

Between 2012 and 2015 Illinois signed six tight ends. Ohio State only signed three. Caleb Reams (.833) was Illinois' highest rated commit. Ohio State's highest rated commit was Marcus Baugh (.960)

 

 

Austin Schmidt
LT Austin Schmidt (.805) was signed by Illinois in 2013.

 

2012-2015 OT AVERAGES
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OHIO STATE
AVERAGE CATEGORY AVERAGE
6-5 HEIGHT  6-8
279 WEIGHT 297
.829 COMP. AVERAGE .904

Between 2012 and 2015 the Illini signed 8 offensive tackles. Gabe Megginson (.918) was Illinois' highest rated OT commit. Ohio State's highest rated OT commit was Jamarco Jones (.970). 

 
Joe Spencer
Joe Spencer (.874) is Illinois' starting center.
2012-2015 OG / C AVERAGES
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OHIO STATE
AVERAGE CATEGORY AVERAGE
6-4 HEIGHT 6-4
283 WEIGHT 293
.825 COMP. AVERAGE .893

Between 2012 and 2015 Illinois signed five players at offensive guard / center. Joe Spencer (.874) was their highest rated commit. Ohio State's highest rated commit was Demetrius Knox (.952).

ALL SIGNED PLAYERS 2012-2015

 

2012-2015 COMPARING ILLINOIS' QB COMMITS TO OHIO STATE'S
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OHIO STATE
     
PLAYER (YEAR) HGHT WT COMP. RATING   PLAYER (YEAR) HGHT WT COMP. RATING
AARON BAILEY (2013) 6-2 225 .928   J.T. BARRETT (2013) 6-2 205 .935
CHAYCE CROUCH (2014) 6-4 215 .858   JOE BURROW (2015) 6-4 200 .897
JIMMY FITZGERALD (2015) 6-3 205 .849   CARDALE JONES (2012) 6-5 220 .870
JEFF GEORGE (2014) 6-3 190 .788   STEPHEN COLLIER (2014) 6-4 208 .859
                 
AVERAGE 6-3 209 .856   AVERAGE 6-4 208 .890

 

 

2012-2015 COMPARING ILLINOIS' RB COMMITS TO OHIO STATE'S
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O
     
PLAYER HGHT WT COMP. RATING   PLAYER HGHT WT COMP. RATING
Ke'SHAWN VAUGHN (2015) 5-10 210 .895   EZEKIEL ELLIOTT (2013) 6-0 212 .969
DRE BROWN (2015) 6-0 195 .874   DONTRE WILSON (2013) 5-10 181 .969
DAMI AYOOLA (2012) 5-10 200 .872   MICHAEL WEBER (2015) 5-9 219 .960
DEVIN CHURCH (2012) 5-8 175 .850   BRI'ONTE DUNN (2012) 6-2 218 .954
MATT DOMER (2014) 6-0 180 .848   WARREN BALL (2012) 6-2 203 .914
REGGIE CORBIN (2015) 5-10 190 .825          
HENRY ENYENIHI (2015) 6-0 220 .824          
JULIAN HYLTON (2014) 6-1 180 .807          
KENDRICK FOSTER (2013) 5-8 185 .806          
                 
AVERAGE 5-11 193 .845   AVERAGE 6-0 207 .953

 

2012-2015 COMPARING ILLINOIS' WR COMMITS TO OHIO STATE'S
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O
     
PLAYER HGHT WT COMP. RATING   PLAYER HGHT WT COMP. RATING
TYRIN STONE-DAVIS (2014) 6-3 195 .869   JALIN MARSHALL (2013) 5-11 196 .983
SAM MAYS (2015) 6-3 181 .859   JOHNNIE DIXON (2014) 5-10 187 .964
GERONIMO ALLISON (2014) 6-3 180 .854   PARRIS CAMPBELL (2014) 6-0 184 .936
MIKE DUDEK (2014) 5-11 175 .842   K.J. HILL (2015) 6-0 188 .930
JASON ROBERTSON (2012) 6-0 183 .831   JAMES CLARK (2013) 5-10 170 .911
DIONTE TAYLOR (2013) 6-0 170 .822   TERRY McLUARIN (2014) 6-0 190 .905
JUSTIN HARDEE (2012) 6-1 180 .814   COREY SMITH (2013) 5-11 185 .903
MALIK TURNER (2014) 6-1 205 .801   ALEX STUMP (2015) 6-3 195 .897
MARCHIE MURDOCK (2013) 6-1 165 .793   FRANK EPITROPOULOS (2012) 6-3 195 .878
MARTIZE BARR (2013) 5-11 195 .789   RICQUAN SOUTHWARD (2012) 6-2 185 .876
RAPHAEL BARR (2014) 6-2 205 .699   MICHAEL THOMAS (2012) 6-4 200 .870
NATE ECHARD (2013) 6-2 215 .699          
                 
AVERAGE 6-1 187 .806   AVERAGE 6-1 189 .914

 

2012-2015 COMPARING ILLINOIS' ATH COMMITS TO OHIO STATE'S
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O
     
PLAYER HGHT WT COMP. RATING   PLAYER HGHT WT COMP. RATING
CALEB DAY (2013) 6-1 186 .835   CURTIS SAMUEL (2014) 6-0 185 .970
TRENARD DAVIS (2015) 6-0 195 .844   JEROME BAKER (2015) 6-2 203 .969
MIGUEL HERMOSILLO (2013) 5-11 191 .837   TORRANCE GIBSON (2015) 6-4 204 .961
LAKEITH WALLS (2012) 6-4 200 .832   SAM HUBBARD (2014) 6-6 225 .923
JULIAN JONES (2015) 6-3 205 .821   NOAH BROWN (2014) 6-2 212 .919
TAYLOR BARTON (2012) 6-0 180 .803   MALIK HOOKER (2014) 6-2 185 .886
          TYVIS POWELL (2012) 6-4 180 .876
          CHRISTOPHER WORLEY (2013) 6-3 190 .868
          DARRON LEE (2013) 6-2 195 .860
                 
AVERAGE 6-1 193 .835   AVERAGE 6-3 198 .915

 

 

2012-2015 COMPARING ILLINOIS' TE COMMITS TO OHIO STATE'S
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O
     
PLAYER HGHT WT COMP. RATING   PLAYER HGHT WT COMP. RATING
CALEB REAMS (2015) 6-3 220 .833   MARCUS BAUGH (2013) 6-4 225 .960
CHRISTIAN DiLAURO (2013) 6-6 250 .832   BLAKE THOMAS (2012) 6-4 240 .871
TYLER WHITE (2013) 6-6 240 .821   A.J. ALEXANDER (2015) 6-4 220 .869
ANDREW DAVIS (2015) 6-6 220 .814          
AINSLIE JOHNSON (2015) 6-2 235 .774          
DANIEL RHODES (2012) 6-3 240 .700          
                 
AVERAGE 6-4 234 .796   AVERAGE 6-4 228 .901


 

2012-2015 COMPARING ILLINOIS' OT COMMITS TO OHIO STATE'S
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O
     
PLAYER (YEAR) HGHT WT COMP. RATING   PLAYER (YEAR) HGHT WT COMP. RATING
GABE MEGGINSON (2015)   6-5 295 .918   JAMARCO JONES (2014) 6-5 290 .970
ADAM SOLOMON (2015) 6-6 290 .856   EVAN LISLE (2013) 6-5 260 .965
ZEKE MARTIN (2015) 6-5 280 .830   ISAIAH PRINCE (2015) 6-6 272 .950
JESSE CHADWELL (2013) 6-5 260 .828   TAYLOR DECKER (2012) 6-8 315 .927
JORDAN FAGAN (2015) 6-6 280 .816   KYLE DODSON (2012) 6-6 330 .919
AUSTIN SCHMIDT (2013) 6-6 270 .805   KYLE TROUT (2014) 6-6 300 .901
DALLAS HINKOUSE (2013) 6-5 270 .803   GRANT SCHMIDT (2015) 6-6 275 .873
PETER CVIJANOVIC (2014) 6-5 285 .778   KEVIN FEDER (2015) 6-9 305 .870
          BRANDEN BOWEN (2015) 6-7 330 .867
          BRADY TAYLOR (2014) 6-5 276 .862
          TIMOTHY GARDNER (2013) 6-5 310 .842
                 
AVERAGE  6-5 279 .829   AVERAGE 6-8 297 .904

 

2012-2015 COMPARING ILLINOIS' OG/C COMMITS TO OHIO STATE'S
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O
     
PLAYER (YEAR) HGHT WT COMP. RATING   PLAYER (YEAR) HGHT WT COMP. RATING
JOE SPENCER (2012) 6-3 280 .874   DEMETRIUS KNOX (2014) 6-4 294 .952
NICK ALLEGRETTI (2014) 6-4 280 .848   MATTHEW BURRELL (2015) 6-4 321 .949
ROBERT BAIN (2012) 6-3 280 .825   JOEY O'CONNOR (2012) 6-3 280 .908
ZACH HEATH (2015) 6-4 285 .790   MARCELYS JONES (2014) 6-5 325 .881
CONNOR BRENNAN (2015) 6-4 290 .789   JACOBY BOREN (2012) 6-3 275 .870
          MIRKO JURKOVIC (2015) 6-5 275 .852
          PAT ELFLEIN (2012) 6-3 280 .842
                 
AVERAGE 6-4 283 .825   AVERAGE 6-4 293 .893

 

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