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Illinois Football Recruiting: Defensive tackle Kenyon Jackson commits to the Illini

The eleventh member of Illinois' 2016 recruiting class is a defensive tackle from Arkansas.

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Tim Beckman just picked up a commitment from SEC-country. Per his Twitter account, defensive tackle Kenyon Jackson became the eleventh member of Illinois' 2016 recruiting class; he had picked up a scholarship offer on Friday. The Little Rock, AR native isn't ranked by 247Sports, but he had been receiving some interest from the hometown Arkansas Razorbacks.

Highlights:

Jackson is the son of former Oklahoma tight end and College Football Hall of Fame member Keith Jackson. From 1984-1987, Jackson helped lead the Sooners to a 42-5-1 record and a National Championship in 1985. The five-time Pro Bowler went on to become a Super Bowl champion with the Green Bay Packers in 1997.

Along with three-star prospects Joshua Black and Antonio Shelton, Jackson is the third defensive lineman to select the Illini. Here's the rest of Illinois' current recruiting class:

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