Illinois Basketball: Illini Lose A Big Recruit


Nov 13, 2013; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini fans cheer on their team during a game against the Valparaiso Crusaders at State Farm Center. Mandatory Credit: Ben Woloszyn-USA TODAY Sports

The Illinois Fighting Illini have lost a crucial recruit for their 2013 fall recruiting class. Quentin Snider has decommitted from Illinois and signed with his hometown Louisville Cardinals on Friday. Quentin Snider was ranked 31st according to and had offers from Louisville, Illinois and UCLA.

This is a loss for the Fighting Illini make no mistake about it. However, that still doesn’t take away from a fantastic recruiting class for the Illini. Illinois was able to get Kendrick Nunn and Jaylon Tate from Chicago Simeon High School and the Illini were able to get local prospect Malcolm Hill from Belleville East High School. The Illini signed 3 4-star prospects and 2 3-star prospects. However, Quentin Snider would have been the crown jewel of the 2013 Fighting Illini class.

Other Fighting Illini News:

– The Fighting Illini released the helmet design on Twitter Friday. Here is the tweet from Illini Athletics:

These helmets look fantastic. However, they are playing the Ohio State Buckeyes to try and earn their first conference win in the last 2 years.