On the football field, you can't tell the scholarship players from the walk-ons. They wear the same uniforms and are treated alike. Mistakes are mistakes, no matter who pays for tuition. And praise isn't limited to the guys on full rides. Each school can have up to 85 players on scholarship at one time. The roster gets filled out by walk-ons, some recruited (preferred) and others who just show up and ask for a chance. Illinois coach Lovie Smith wants to build the walk-on program.
CHAMPAIGN — Jaylen Dunlap wanted to spend Monday morning at the Illinois pro day running sprints and showing his secondary skills. Instead, the former Illini defensive back stayed on the sidelines, rooting for his buddies. Dunlap is recovering from a torn ACL in his right knee. He suffered the injury in January while preparing for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Pasadena, Calif."I got an interception and was returning it," Dunlap said. "I cut off of it and it just felt weird.
There were 53 juniors prospects at Illinois spring practice on Saturday. None more important than Marquez Beason.The receiver from Dallas Bishop Dunne went to Twitter on Saturday to announce his commitment to Lovie Smith’s program.Beason. a four-star recruit according to Rivals.com. has offers from 42 schools. Earlier in the week, he cut his list to Illinois, LSU, Ohio State and Texas A&M, with Illinois and LSU were considered the front-runners.
@AndyBitterVT Andy this is Bob Asmussen from the Champaign News-Gazette. I am hearing that A.J. Bush is transferring to Illinois. First Dwayne Lawson and now Bush. Can you call me at 217-778-4411. Thanks.
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Selecting a term
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