Late last month, the Illinois Fighting Illini put out a key offer in the 2023 recruiting cycle. Brad Underwood and his staff decided to offer 2023 prospect Jahanathan Lamothe.
Lamothe comes out of Baltimore, Maryland and is currently 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-4 and 180 pounds. Along with Illinois, he also currently has offers from Bryant, DePaul, Georgetown, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and Seton Hall among others.
Illinois currently has no commitments in the program’s 2023 recruiting class, but after two productive seasons, that will likely change in the coming months. Fans will certainly hope Lamothe can get things rolling. 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, though two productive seasons in a row should help things considerably.