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Illinois fan tries to recruit Kahlil Whitney on UK visit

Photo: Jon Lopez / Nike

(Photo: Jon Lopez / Nike)

An Illinois fan who lives in Lexington tried to recruit Kahlil Whitney while he was on his official visit at Kentucky.

“Big Reece” who goes by @mayntainperfect on Twitter posted a video saying that he yelled “I-L-L-I-N-I” to Whitney and his family while they were riding a golf cart on Kentucky’s campus. 

“I just seen Kahlil Whitney and his family turn on a golf cart, and they went straight up this street here,” “Big Reece” said on the video. “As soon as I seen him, I hollered his name out…I just hollered out I-L-L-I-N-I.”

Adam Zagoria confirmed the encounter with Whitney’s father.

Kelly Whitney said the visit was going “great” and they got a chance to watch Kentucky’s practice for its upcoming Bahamas trip Aug. 6-13.

Whitney recently cut his list to eight schools: Kentucky, Illinois, Louisville, Oregon, Miami, Florida State, Georgetown and SMU.

I give this fan a lot of credit for his effort to recruit Whitney, but no chance that he goes to Illinois


Article written by Kindsey Bernhard

Lover of dogs, sports and beer. @kindseybernhard

6 Comments for Illinois fan tries to recruit Kahlil Whitney on UK visit

  1. Emerson Biggins
    4:31 pm August 5, 2018 Permalink

    So Illinois still plays basketball, weird, who knew?

  2. Trey
    4:35 pm August 5, 2018 Permalink

    Gotta be the worst basketball program ever! Who the hell would go to Illinois? Lmao

  3. MegatonRange
    4:55 pm August 5, 2018 Permalink

    So that constitutes news nowadays?

  4. Dr. Tom
    5:01 pm August 5, 2018 Permalink

    Lou Henson, Lon Kruger and Bill Self had it going in Chambana during their coaching stints but it’s an uphill battle to win at Illinois. There just is no pizazz in the program so it is hard to get good Jimmy’s and Joe’s to commit to the school.

  5. ClutchCargo
    5:58 pm August 5, 2018 Permalink

    I’m calling BS that Illinois has any fans, much less one in Lexington.

  6. Wade
    7:03 pm August 5, 2018 Permalink

    I would understand shouting Loyola but Illini lmfao….