The other day we blogged on how the Illinois Fighting Illini were about to get a major recruiting boost, and well is it paying dividends already? The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that is he or isn't he Kentucky guard Alex Legion could be transferring to the Illini.
Now it isn't said that the so called mystery man in Worldwide Wes is involved, but an Illini assistant, Jerrance Howard is said to be the main guy because he,"enjoyed a close relationship with Legion when Howard worked for Gillispie on Kentucky’s basketball operations staff, a source said"
This will technically be the third Division I school involved with Alex Legion, he verballed and signed with Michigan and was granted a release when Tommy Amaker was let go, then surfaced at Kentucky and will likely land possibly at Illinois.
There could be a stop in this though from a previous mess in which Billy Clyde hired from Illinois assistant Tracy Webster to secure a verbal from Kentucky point guard Darius Miller, a top 50 recruit. Billy hired Webster to basically secure the deal with Miller. There is talk that possibly Billy would block the transfer.
I really hate Bruce and the Illini, makes me almost feel bad for Kentucky....ALMOST.