Late last month, the Illinois Fighting Illini put out a key offer in the 2024 recruiting cycle. Brad Underwood and his staff decided to offer 2024 prospect Asa Newell.
6’8” Asa Newell’24 @NewellAsa of @1FamilyHoops has earned an offer from Illinois, after his performance at CP3 Rising Stars #Illini pic.twitter.com/FSyKIh79Df— ℯ ℯ (@Andrew__Slater) August 24, 2021
Newell comes out of Fort Walton Beach, Florida and is currently unrated by most of the national recruiting services. However, 247Sports lists him at 6-foot-8 and 200 pounds and identifies him as one of the rising prospects in the 2024 recruiting class. Along with Illinois, he also has offers from Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, and Ole Miss among others.
Illinois currently has no commitments in the program’s 2024 recruiting class, though that isn’t surprising given some of the program’s staff turnover and the timing of the 2024 cycle. Still, that will probably change in the months to come and fans will hope Newell 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.