2015 Team Ranking: #45
Cream of the 2015 Crop: Illinois offensive tackle Gabe Megginson (#193) and Tennessee running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn (#314) were the Illini's only 247 Composite 4-stars in the class. Illinois running back Dre Brown (#452) is also a solid player. Out of 24 signees, seven are junior college transfers. Head coach Tim Beckman seems to be taking the Bill Snyder approach of trying to make a quick turnaround with JUCO guys.
2016 Team Ranking: #60, one spot ahead of Eastern Michigan
Cream of the 2016 Crop: The only commit so far for the Illini is Illinois safety Juwuane Parchman (#931).