The fight amongst college for the best football players that St. Louis has to offer is as aggressive as it ever has been. The 2022 class could be the best football class EVER in St. Louis! The 2022 class, so far, has six blue-chip prospects – including the #3 receiver in the country – with two in the Top 100 and six in the Top 250. Not too shabby!
A new head coach doesn’t mean the recruiting ability in the St. Louis area is going to decrease. Illinois brought in Bret Bielema, and he made the smart move to keep on St. Louis native, Cory Patterson, as the running backs coach.
Illinois has some great talent on the team right now from St. Louis. But there are some big fishes to catch coming up in the class of 2022. Illinois has reached out to Kevin Coleman, Oklahoma commit Luther Burden, Missouri commit Isaac Thompson, and Toriano Pride.