Last 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 Chris Essandoko.
Essandoko comes out of France and is currently unrated by 247Sports. The site also lists him at 6-foot-11 and 260 pounds, a player for Winston-Salem Prep, and as a rising player in the 2022 class. Along with Illinois, he also has offers from Georgetown, Maryland, Missouri State, Nebraska, Ohio State, and Providence 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 Essandoko 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.