Earlier this month, the Illinois Fighting Illini put out a key offer in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Brad Underwood and his staff decided to offer 2021 prospect Wesley Cardet, Jr.
Cadet comes out of Oakland Park, Florida and is rated as a four-star prospect and the 12th best player in the state by 247Sports. He is listed at 6-foot-6 and 175 pounds by the recruiting site as well. Along with Illinois, he also has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Kansas State, Maryland, and Rutgers among others.
Illinois currently has one commitment in the program’s 2021 recruiting class from four-star Luke Goode. However, Illinois does have some momentum after a productive 2019-’20 season and some lofty projections heading into next season. And if Cadet can get things rolling on the recruiting trail with a commitment, perhaps Illinois could be in play for a great 2021 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.