What a turn around by Bill Cubit and the Fighting Illini. Via Twitter, two-star defensive end Brandon Jones has announced his commitment to Illinois. The Columbia, MO native, didn't have any other scholarship offers, but he was receiving interest from Iowa and Missouri.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Blessed to say I've officially committed to the university of Illinois! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IlliniNation?src=hash">#IlliniNation</a> <a href="http://t.co/ydRcigyXnF">pic.twitter.com/ydRcigyXnF</a></p>— Brandon Jones (@brandon_22jones) <a href="https://twitter.com/brandon_22jones/status/638160802189447170">August 31, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Frankly, it's shocking that Bill Cubit and company managed to add another player to the fold just two days after Tim Beckman was fired. But then again, recruits probably had a very clear understanding of Beckman's job status at Illinois -- his firing may not have even come as a surprise to most of them. That could explain why several Illini verbals have already re-affirmed their commitments.
2016 Recruiting Class
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