- Reggie Rankin, RecruitingNation
ESPN 60 small forward D.J. Williams (Chicago/Simeon) committed to Illinois over a combination of offers and serious interest from Florida, Providence, SMU, DePaul, Michigan State and Georgetown, among others.
Williams, the nation's No. 29 overall prospect in the Class of 2015 and No. 2 in the state of Illinois, is a huge get for coach John Groce and his staff simply because this four-star junior is a nationally ranked prospect from the talent-rich city of Chicago, which is the main recruiting territory for the Fighting Illini.