CHAMPINE, Illinois (CBS) – Illinois head coach Brad Underwood is getting a big recruit to help the team next season.
Five-star guard Sky Clark has signed a letter of intent to play for Illinois.
The 6-foot 3-inch Clark is the highest-ranked prospect signed with Illini in 20 years.
“Definitely a top three scorer, pick and roll player, iso. I love playing defense. I love winning. I love being a leader; being a playmaker for my guys and pushing them to the best versions they can be.” said Clark.
Clark helped the Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida, win the national championship this season, although the CBS WCIA-TV branch in Champaign noted that Clark was limited due to a broken ACL.
Skye’s father, Kenny, was an NFL player who played with the Minnesota Vikings, the station noted.
Now Ilyina has 10 best recruiting classes. Time will tell how good Skye Clark is, but that name is certainly hard to beat.