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Top 35 Prospect from Class of 2025 to visit Illinois Basketball



Top 35 Prospect from Class of 2025 to visit Illinois Basketball
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Top 35 Prospect from Class of 2025 to visit Illinois Basketball

For Illinois Basketball and Football, it just seems that they have been focusing on the class of 2023 and 2024 forever. For Basketball, the RayJ Dennis Saga was exhausting. Morez Johnson is a class of 2024 commit, however we have been talking about him for years. Jason Jakstys is a high upside, project of a prospect. Recently, however, Illinois Basketball recruiting has been rather quiet. Illinois Football has added a slew of talented prospects to their class of 2024. Practically all of their current commits have power-five offers or at least true power-five interest. They have also added a load of JUCO players to the tail end of their class of 2023.

One of the most well known names to Illini recruiting at this time is Jeremiah Fears. Fears is a top 35 prospect and the younger brother of Michigan State freshman, Jeremy Fears. Jeremy was heavily interested in Illinois before ultimately committing to Michigan State. Despite this, Illinois has also maintained interest from the younger Fears. Fears talked to On3sports, who reported that he will visit Illinois on September 16th.

Just as talented a prospect

Joe Henricksen of the Sun-times is extremely high on Jeremiah. He even argues that the younger Fears may be a better prospect as his older brother. For reference, Jeremy was a Mcdonald’s All-American. Jeremiah seems to be more of a scorer and athlete, while his older brother seems to be a tough-nosed point guard. Both Fears brothers have plenty of offers from the best programs in the country. However, Jeremiah and his father have maintained a strong interest in the in-state school.

Fears is an in-state prospect and could immediately feature on a team that would have a senior Ty Rodgers, Sencire Harris and juniors, Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn and Amani Hansberry. The era after Terrence Shannon Jr and Coleman Hawkins has yet to take shape. Adding a lead guard like Jeremiah Fears will be the first step

The recruiting competition

Illinois is one of two visits that Fears currently has set up. The other visit is to Tennessee. For reference, Illinois Football will play Penn State at home in a marquee game. If the football team can enter that game 2-0, the environment will be absolutely perfect to entice Jeremiah Fears. Being one of the only visits set up is quite the good sign. Despite what played out with Jeremy Fears, Illinois Basketball seems to be in a great spot for Jeremiah.

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