And the top dawg is off the board.
Leron Black (White Station) ended his much ballyhooed recruitment today choosing the Fighting Illini of Illinois.
Black, who we have ranked as the top player in the state, chose the Illini over Indiana, Tennessee and Baylor.
After a summer filled with some injuries, Black remained on the consciousness of the recruiting world closing very strong with his Team Thad crew in Orlando in July.
Black will now have the luxury of concentrating on his senior campaign possibly littered with Mr. Basketball nominations, all-district, region and state accolades and hopefully a trip to Murfreesboro for his talented Spartan teammates at White Station.
Black becomes the fifth member of the Class of 2014 to commit D1.
Illinois is coached by John Groce and are a charter member of the Big Ten Conference.