Earlier this month, the Illinois Fighting Illini put out a key offer in the 2022 recruiting cycle. Brad Underwood and his staff decided to offer 2022 prospect Mady Traoré.
Traoré comes out of Cumberland, Maryland and is currently unrated by most of the major recruiting services. He is listed at 6-foot-11 and 195 pounds by 247Sports. Along with Illinois, he also has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Pittsburgh, and USC among others.
Illinois currently has no commitments in the program’s 2022 recruiting class. However, Illinois does have some momentum after a productive 2019-’20 season and some lofty projections heading into next season. And if Traoré can get things rolling on the recruiting trail, perhaps Illinois could be in play for a great 2022 class. However, we will have to wait and see as his recruitment is still very much in the air. Underwood and his staff will have to put in some work.