Category: Latest News Written by Scott Burgess
While there was a lot of attention on a certain 2014 recruit visiting Champaign this past weekend the Illini also hosted some key underclassmen as well.
One of those visitors was smooth small forward DJ Williams. The 2015 Simeon wing is one of Illinois' top priorities in the junior class. He said he had a fun time in Champaign and was able to hang out with his former running mates with the Wolverines.
"It was Cliff's (Alexander) official so I mostly chilled Kendrick (Nunn) and Jaylon (Tate)."
What have his former high school teammates told him about Illinois?
"Well they told me a lot, but one of them is the bond! Everybody on the team have a strong bond with one another including the coaching staff. It's more of a family and brotherhood."
He enjoyed spending time with the coaches and catching up on recent events with them. He talked about what he spoke with the staff about and what he enjoys about the Illini.
"We talked about the exhibition game they had Thursday and how practice has been going. That it's close to home and the style of play."
One aspect stands out about the Big 10 program the most to the talented junior.
"The type of great person Coach Groce is."
Illinois is heavily in the mix for Williams. He says he currently doesn't have an order for the schools that are recruiting him.