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National Signing Day Roundup: Illinois' 2014 Class

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National Signing Day came and went for Illinois without a hitch and without a shock. Here's the 18 guys we ended up with, and here's how they compare to the rest of the Big Ten.

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Illinois expected 18 National Letters of Intent today, and they got exactly what they expected. No recruits surprised Illinois today, but none broke their hearts either. In Champaign, we call that a square deal.

As of 2:30 p.m., Rivals ranks Illinois' class 71st in the country and 13th in the Big Ten (we include Rutgers and Maryland now) ahead of only Purdue. Here's the Big Ten rankings.

No. 3 - Ohio St. Buckeyes

No. 21 - Michigan St. Spartans

No. 31 - Michigan Wolverines

No. 32 - Nebraska Cornhuskers

No. 33 - Wisconsin Badgers

No. 36 - Indiana Hoosiers

No. 52 - Minnesota Golden Gophers

No. 53 - Maryland Terrapins

No. 57 - Rutgers Scarlet Knights

No. 60 - Iowa Hawkeyes

No. 65 - Northwestern Wildcats

No. 71 - Illinois Fighting Illini

No. 74 - Purdue Boilermakers

Illinois' class is a smattering of both freshman and JUCO recruits. You can read a round-up of each of those player pools in the box below.

JUCO Round-up

Freshman Round-up

Here's the 18 players who have signed their NLI to play football at the University of Illinois.

  • 3-star WR Tyrin Stone-Davis (JUCO)
  • 4-star DT Jihad Ward (No. 6 JUCO player in the country, per 247sports)
  • 2-star DB Chris James
  • 3-star RB Matt Domer
  • 3-star WR Malik Turner
  • 3-star LB Carroll Phillips (JUCO)
  • 3-star DB Julian Hylton
  • 2-star LB Henry McGrew
  • 2-star LB Austin Roberts
  • 3-star DE Tito Odenigbo
  • 3-star OL Nick Allegretti
  • 3-star LB Tre Watson
  • 3-star WR Geronimo Allison (JUCO)
  • 3-star QB Chayce Crouch
  • 3-star OL Peter Cvijanovic
  • 3-star WR Mike Dudek
  • 2-star DL Joe Fotu (JUCO)
  • 3-star DL Paul James III