Not long after an in-state star spurned the Illini, John Groce picked up a huge commitment from outside the Land of Lincoln.
The Illini lost a big part of their 2014 recruiting class when Mt. Carmel running back Matt Domer was denied admission to the university.
See where your favorite Big Ten teams rank following Week 4 of the 2014 season.
Illinois improved to 3-1 with a 42-35 win over Texas State on Saturday in Champaign. Here's the good, the bad and the B1G from the Illini's victory.
The Illini have been criticized for starting games slowly to start their season.
How's this for a fast start?