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The 3-2-1: Illini approach crucial stretch in the recruiting cycle

It’s that time of year. College football prospects across the nation are taking visits, trimming their lists, and making their college choices. An amazing 90 players committed to Power 5 programs last week, including 17 four-stars.

The recruiting season is shorter this year with the addition of an early signing period in December. With just five commitments so far in the class of 2018, Lovie Smith and his crew enter a crucial period as camp season winds down and the football season inches closer.

In the latest addition of the 3-2-1, Orange and Blue News lists three things we’ve learned about the Illini’s 2018 recruiting class, ask two burning questions, and make one bold prediction.

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