Apr 12, 2014; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini wide receiver Geronimo Allison looks on during the second quarter of the spring game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Geronimo Allison and Dillan Cazley Days Until Illinois Fighting Illini Season Opener

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Welcome to our Countdown to Kickoff series!  In this series, we’ll do roster previews as we count down the days until the Illinois Fighting Illini August 30th season opener against Youngstown State.

Next up in the Countdown to Kickoff series is a pair of #8’s in wide receiver Geronimo Allison and defensive back Dillan Cazley.

Cazley joined the team as a three-star recruit in 2013. He totaled just four tackles in ten games as a freshman last season.

The 2014 season is going to be a big year for the Illinois defense.

The 2013 season was not a very positive year for the Orange & Blue on defense, and fans are hoping that the defensive unit shows some kind of an improvement this time around.

There’s a pretty good chance that Cazley could be one of the third string CB’s for the Illini this upcoming season. Because of this, he might have to make a name for himself on special teams.

Geronimo Allison joined the Fighting Illini this past offseason as a three-star recruit out of Iowa Western Community College.

Thus far this offseason, the junior wide receiver has shown that he will most likely be Wes Lunt‘s main target in 2014.

The top receivers at training camp have been Allison, Mike Dudek, Malik Turner, and Justin Hardee. Those guys will most likely be the top WRs for the Illini.

Be on the lookout for our Countdown to Kickoff series as we continue to work our way to the season opener on August 30th.

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