It's been a good day for Illinois football! After receiving some votes in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll, the Fighting Illini picked up a verbal commitment from 2016 offensive tackle Devon Robinson. The Atco, NJ native is rated as a two-star recruit by 247Sports and held offers from Miami (FL), Army, and Temple; Michigan and Rutgers had expressed interest as well.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Blessed to say that i am committed to play football at University of Illinois ◻️ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoILLINI?src=hash">#GoILLINI</a> <a href="http://t.co/6FWLHNKOZ6">pic.twitter.com/6FWLHNKOZ6</a></p>— FearThe45 (@devballup32) <a href="https://twitter.com/devballup32/status/626799528922869760">July 30, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Robinson is the second player to commit to the Illini in the last week. Here's an updated list of the program's complete 2016 recruiting class:
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