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2015 TOP ILLINOIS FOOTBALL RECRUITS
|1. Terry Beckner Jr.||93||DT||Undecided|
|2. Gabe Megginson||81||OT||Illinois|
|3. Trevor Ruhland||80||OG||Notre Dame|
|4. Natereace Strong||80||RB||Missouri|
|5. Miles Boykin||80||WR||Notre Dame|
|6. Spencer Tears||80||WR||Undecided|
|7. Leon Thornton||80||WR||Indiana|
|8. David Edwards||79||ATH||Wisconsin|
|9. Billy Bahl||79||QB-PP||Miami (OH)|
|10. M. Dew-Treadway||79||DE||Notre Dame|
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TOP 25 SCOREBOARD
4:00 PM ET Western Carolina 1 Alabama 4:30 PM ET Colorado 2 Oregon 3:30 PM ET Boston College 3 Florida State 7:30 PM ET Vanderbilt 4 Mississippi State 12:00 PM ET Indiana 6 Ohio State 7:30 PM ET Oklahoma State 7 Baylor 3:30 PM ET 8 Ole Miss Arkansas 8:00 PM ET 19 USC 9 UCLA 12:00 PM ET Charleston Southern 10 Georgia 12:00 PM ET Rutgers 11 Michigan State 1:00 PM ET Washington State 13 Arizona State 7:00 PM ET Samford 14 Auburn 3:30 PM ET 15 Arizona 17 Utah 3:30 PM ET 16 Wisconsin Iowa 7:30 PM ET 20 Missouri Tennessee 12:00 PM ET Kansas 21 Oklahoma 3:30 PM ET Georgia State 22 Clemson 12:00 PM ET 25 Minnesota 23 Nebraska 3:30 PM ET 24 Louisville Notre Dame