January 31, 2007
'It's Miami Thomas'
Soon-to-be Illini signee Marcus Thomas is an ardent student of the recruiting derby in his native Chicago, and he still remembers the first moment he realized how many were following his recruitment as well.
Of course, Thomas would eventually commit to play for Ron Zook's Illini, becoming a member of Illinois' heralded 2007 class, which is being rated in the top-10 nationwide by some services.
According to Thomas, several of the Chicago-area recruits headed to Champaign next year have a close relationship, and his commitment to Illinois was instrumental in building an added buzz among some other members of the 2007 class.
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