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 Jarace Walker.
Walker comes out of Bradenton, Florida and is one of the elite prospects in the 2022 class, ranking as a five-star prospect and the top power forward in the class per 247Sports. The recruiting site lists him at 6-foot-8 and 220 pounds. Along with Illinois, he also has offers from schools including Auburn, Florida State, Houston, Maryland, and Ohio State among others.
Illinois currently has one commitment in the program’s 2022 recruiting class from three-star guard Reggie Bass and there’s little denying Walker could really get things going if he decided to join the group. However, we will have to wait and see as his recruitment is still very much in the air and any potential commitment is a long way off. He currently has no Crystal Ball selections on 247Sports. Underwood and his staff will have to put in some work.