Illini Wonk
Monday, November 28, 2005
  Illini get verbal from Top Recruit
Bruce Weber and the Illinois Fighting Illini mean's basketball team received a verbal commitment today from a top rated recruit in the class of 2007. The Indianapolis Star is reporting that North Central High School Junior Eric Gordon has given a verbal commitment to play basketball at Illinois.

In the class of 2007, Gordon is ranked the #10 overall recruit by Scout.com and #5 by Rivals.com. Both list him as a five-star recruit and have him as the #1 rated shooting guard in the class.

Illini Wonk will have more on this breaking story soon, including how this destroys the myth that "Bruce Weber can't recruit." Here's a quote from Gordon's father in the Indianapolis Star:

"The No. 1 thing is just the coaching staff," the elder Gordon, also named Eric, said of the Illini, coached by Bruce Weber. "They recruited him since he was younger. They've shown so much interest in him."

 
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