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Illinois Football Recruiting: Three-star defensive end Joshua Black commits to Illini

A three-star defensive end is Illinois' third commitment of the day.

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The Fighting Illini have capped off a huge day by receiving yet another verbal commitment from three-star defensive lineman Joshua Black. Black, who's from Machesney Park, IL, is currently rated as the No. 1378 overall prospect and No. 64 SDE by 247Sports. He was also garnering interest from Ball State, Bowling Green, and Toledo.


Black is Illinois' eighth overall commitment for the class of 2016. However this particular addition is huge for the Illini because they're in desperate need of talent on the defensive line. One player obviously won't solve all their problems, but it's a strong start to another important recruiting class.


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