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Groce Gets It Done

Illinois coach John Groce described his inaugural class as as "astonishing" effort.

A little over seven months ago, few would have predicted coach John Groce to compile the third-best recruiting class in the Big Ten. The lifeblood of a college sports program, recruiting success hinges upon relationships, connections and trust developed. In theory, recruiting takes time. Bucking that notion, Groce and Illinois received the letters of intent from five players Wednesday, a well...

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