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West Expects Big Things From Recruits

Ron West has made a big impression for the Fighting Illini football team in his first year on the staff. His work with outside linebackers has been productive, and his recruiting in the South has brought in some top prospects. West added three players to the 2011 Illini recruiting list, and he discusses them in part two of a three part series.

Outside linebackers coach Ron West has a number of close recruiting contacts in the Southeast and South. He mined those areas for three top prospects who will be enrolling at Illinois this summer. Among them is South Carolina defensive back Zeph Grimes. Most assumed West would be coaching Grimes at SAM linebacker, but that may not be the case. "Right now we're looking at Grimes at safety...

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