Over the weekend, the Illinois Fighting Illini got some exciting news as 2022 guard Sencire Harris announced his commitment to the program. He figures to provide a key boost to Brad Underwood and his newly configured staff coming off a big season in Champaign.
BOOM! The #Illini made a big splash in the 2022 class with @SencireH! https://t.co/Z3cr2UG7Px— The Champaign Room (@Champaign_Room) July 3, 2021
Harris comes out of Akron, Ohio and is rated as a four-star prospect and the second-best player in the state by 247Sports. The recruiting site also lists him at 6-foot-3 and 160 pounds. Along with Illinois, he also had offers from Hampton, Maryland, and Xavier among others. Harris is currently just outside the top 100 in this year’s class, per 247Sports.
With his commitment, Illinois now has two commits in its 2022 recruiting class. Harris joins three-star guard Reggie Bass in what is now the 12th ranked class nationally. And with how Illinois did last season and the staff turnover, it feels like this could be the start of quite a run for the program on the recruiting trail. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see how that sort out. But fans have to be thrilled with this pickup.