Tag: IHSA football recruiting

COVID-19 conditions, IHSA decision force changes for state recruiting

COVID-19 conditions, IHSA decision force changes for state recruiting
As decisions continue to be made and delayed for a possible fall college football season, recruiting is also heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s a huge impact,” Rivals recruiting analyst “Edgy Tim” O’Halloran told Prairie State Pigskin last week. “Just the seniors alone, it’s really hard to swallow. You’re competing against all these kids from... Read more »

National Signing Day: Eastern Illinois Panthers

National Signing Day:  Eastern Illinois Panthers
Having been on the job for nearly a year, Eastern Illinois head coach Adam Cushing and his staff signed 15 players during the NCAA early signing period.   According to the EIU athletic website, the Panthers addressed needs at each position. Quotable: “We signed somebody at every position on offense and defense from quarterback to offensive line... Read more »

National Signing Day: Illinois State Redbirds

National Signing Day: Illinois State Redbirds
Fresh off its FCS quarterfinal playoff berth, the Illinois State Redbirds announced the commitments of 12 players on National Signing Day. According to the ISU athletic website, the group includes seven offensive players, five defensive standouts and one kicker. Four signees hail from the state of Illinois, with two from Texas and Wisconsin and one... Read more »
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Illinois FCS Notebook: Coaching changes, staff rearranges & exchanges

Illinois FCS Notebook:  Coaching changes, staff rearranges & exchanges
The recent flurry of coaching changes doesn’t appear to have impacted the 2018 recruiting classes for the state’s FCS programs. “I’ve talked to some of the recruits who have already signed and nobody is jumping ship,” Illinois recruiting analyst “Edgy” Tim O’Halloran told Prairie State Pigskin. Then again, those who put their name on the... Read more »

Recruiting expert Edgy Tim weighs in on early college football signing period: 'Everyone waiting at the table'

“The early signing period for college football prospective-student athletes will allow the prospect to sign his National Letter of Intent (NLI) during a 72-hour period beginning Dec. 20 and ending Dec. 22. This period also includes the opportunity for junior college prospects to sign. This window to sign will not affect a prospect’s ability to... Read more »

As Signing Day Nears, Illinois FCS Staffs' Efforts to Land Recruits Enters Stretch Drive

As Signing Day Nears, Illinois FCS Staffs' Efforts to Land Recruits Enters Stretch Drive
It’s become customary for football teams to hold up four fingers as games enter the final quarter. With National Signing Day less than a month away, you won’t see Illinois FCS coaching staffs doing that. Those fingers are needed for things like making calls, typing information into databases and filling out necessary paperwork. “Like all recruiting... Read more »
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State FCS Recruiting Running More Slowly Than Usual

State FCS Recruiting Running More Slowly Than Usual
Longtime Illinois recruiting guru Tim O’Halloran said that recruiting has been slower than normal for the state’s Football Championship Subdivision programs. “It’s not a great recruiting year here to begin with. That’s where the starting point is,” said O’Halloran, the CSNChicago.com preps reporter as well as the operator of EDGYTIM.com, a popular recruiting website. Prairie State... Read more »