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2014 TOP ILLINOIS FOOTBALL RECRUITS
|1. Clifton Garrett||85||ILB||LSU|
|2. Nyles Morgan||84||ILB||Notre Dame|
|3. Jamarco Jones||84||OT||Ohio State|
|4. Parrker Westphal||83||CB||Northwestern|
|5. Kyron Watson||83||OLB||Kansas|
|6. Clayton Thorson||83||QB-PP||Northwestern|
|7. Dewayne Hendrix||83||DE||Tennessee|
|8. Ian Bunting||82||TE-H||Michigan|
|9. Brian Allen||82||OC||Michigan St.|
|10. Nic Weishar||82||TE-Y||Notre Dame|
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TOP 25 SCOREBOARD
7:30 PM ET Citadel 1 Florida State 12:00 PM ET Florida Atlantic 2 Alabama 6:30 PM ET 7 Michigan State 3 Oregon 12:00 PM ET 4 Oklahoma Tulsa 7:00 PM ET San Jose State 5 Auburn 8:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 8 Ohio State 7:30 PM ET Lamar 9 Texas A&M 7:30 PM ET Northwestern State 10 Baylor 10:00 PM ET Memphis 11 UCLA 7:30 PM ET Sam Houston State 12 LSU 3:30 PM ET 14 USC 13 Stanford 4:30 PM ET 15 Ole Miss Vanderbilt 7:30 PM ET Michigan 16 Notre Dame 7:00 PM ET 17 Arizona State New Mexico 12:00 PM ET Western Illinois 18 Wisconsin 12:00 PM ET McNeese State 19 Nebraska 12:00 PM ET 20 Kansas State Iowa State 7:00 PM ET East Carolina 21 South Carolina 8:00 PM ET San Diego State 21 North Carolina 12:30 PM ET South Carolina State 23 Clemson 12:00 PM ET 24 Missouri Toledo 7:00 PM ET Murray State 25 Louisville