Illinois is still in good shape with one of the state’s top prospects.
Jordan Goodwin, a 4-star shooting guard from Althoff Catholic High School (Belleville, Ill.), released his top seven schools via Twitter on Tuesday evening and the Illini are on the list.
Thanks to all the coaches who took their time out and efforts into recruiting me but this is my top 7 ??? pic.twitter.com/0lLXxv9fC2
— JGOOD〽️ (@jGoodwin1123) July 26, 2016
Goodwin is a major priority for Illinois, which has three scholarships remaining, and Tuesday’s announcement is a great sign. Not only are the Illini still in the hunt, other Big Ten powers such as Michigan State didn’t make the cut.
One major factor Illinois has in its favor is 5-star center Jeremiah Tilmon. The program’s newest addition has been working hard to get Goodwin to join him at their in-state school. Landing the top two players from the state of Illinois would be massive for coach John Groce, and it appears that could be a likely scenario.
Goodwin is rated the No. 11 shooting guard in the Class of 2017 and the No. 2 prospect from the state of Illinois.
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.