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Three-star defensive lineman Tymir Oliver commits to Illinois Football

Oliver is Illinois' second commitment of the day.

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It's been a pretty good morning for Bill Cubit and the Fighting Illini. While concluding his official visit, class-of-2016 defensive lineman Tymir Oliver (Philadelphia, PA) became the latest prospect to give a verbal commitment to the coaching staff. The six-foot-three, 265 lb. lineman held other scholarship offers from Rutgers, Boston College, UConn, Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Temple.

Oliver is Illinois' second verbal commitment day; the first was two-star defensive back Evan Jones.


Again, this commitment doesn't really impact Illinois' recruiting class from a rankings perspective. The Illini are still ranked No. 64 nationally, and No. 11 in the Big Ten (above Indiana, Rutgers, and Purdue). Here's a look at all 19 players that have given verbals so far.

Illinois Football 2016 Recruiting Class: