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It isn’t troublesome to suss out that including a giant man within the Class of 2022 is a precedence for Illinois. The one manner it is not the highest precedence is that if Andre Curbelo has a breakout sophomore season — even greater than his already spectacular freshman marketing campaign — and opts to start out his professional profession after simply two seasons with the Illini.
That mentioned, Illinois proceed so as to add frontcourt choices to its 2022 recruiting board. The newest is Portland, Maine, native Dominick Campbell. The 6-foot-8, 235-pound heart/energy ahead reclassified backward to the 2022 class forward of final season. He additionally transferred from Waynflete Faculty (Maine) to Phillips Exeter Academy (N.H.) for a 2020-21 season that by no means occurred for the prep faculty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Middlesex Magic (@MiddlesexMagic) June 27, 2021
Campbell is ranked as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and because the No. 4 participant in New Hampshire and No. 22 heart in his class. He is presently unranked by Rivals. Windfall, Oklahoma, Harvard, Tennessee and Boston Faculty all acquired concerned in Campbell’s recruitment this month together with the Illini.
His different presents embody Stanford, Minnesota, Virginia Tech, VCU, Penn State, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Rice, William & Mary, Wofford, Yale, Penn, UMass, Howard, Albany, Siena, Brown, Lehigh, Holy Cross, Boston, McNeese State and Central Connecticut State. The swap from a mid-major recruitment to high-major recruitment occurred in Could after his preliminary spring run with Middlesex Magic after not getting an opportunity to play this winter.