Late last 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 Jaylen Blakes.
Blakes comes out of Blairstown, New Jersey and is currently rated as a four-star prospect and the third-best player in the state by 247Sports. The recruiting site lists him at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds. Along with Illinois, he also has offers from DePaul, Georgetown, Georgia, and UConn among others.
Illinois currently has one commitment in the program’s 2021 recruiting class and fans will hope Blakes can make it tow in the near future. And if Blakes can get things rolling on the recruiting trail, 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. He still has no Crystal Ball projections. Underwood and his staff will have to put in some work.