Jalen Brunson


Tuesday provided an opportunity for John Groce to vault his 2015 recruiting class into the stratosphere, but that didn't happen.


The Class of 2015 has already been a good one for John Groce and the Illini.

And despite a pair of high-profile near-misses, it could wind up being a bonanza.


It's been a busy few weeks of recruiting news for Illinois, and Wednesday brought the latest.


Not long after an in-state star spurned the Illini, John Groce picked up a huge commitment from outside the Land of Lincoln.


When Jalen Brunson unzipped his sweatshirt Wednesday and revealed a Villanova T-shirt, it was deja vu all over again for John Groce and the Fighting Illini.