Tuesday night was a great one for Illinois football. While the team was finishing up their final session of Spring practice at Memorial Stadium, the program received another verbal commitment from wide receiver Kendall Smith (Bolingbrook, IL). The 6-foot-2, 170-pound prospect is a three-star recruit in 247Sports' composite rankings, and his offer list includes Western Michigan, Toledo, Northern Illinois, Bowling Green, and Nevada.
Moments after it happened pic.twitter.com/qYetCwFdbf— Jeremy Werner (@JWernerScout) April 27, 2016
Four-star wide receiver Ricky Smalling (pictured right) committed to Illinois at the same time as Smith. You can read more about his announcement right here.
2017 Illinois Football Recruiting Class
Depending on when you view this article, the below embed may or may not be updated to reflect the program's current verbal commitments. In addition to Smith and Smalling, the Fighting Illini have also received a pledge from three-star running back Mike Epstein. Three-star defensive lineman Ryan O'Malley decommitted on April 15.