Lovie Smith and Illinois football may have just found their future quarterback. On Tuesday night, three-star prospect Cameron Thomas (IL) announced his verbal commitment to the program via Twitter. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound dual-threat quarterback was also receiving interest from Indiana, Minnesota, Purdue, and Wake Forest.
Big day for the #ILLINI! #WeWillWin pic.twitter.com/PWJeZQ2YuX— Lovie Smith (@LovieSmith) May 31, 2016
It's official I-L-L- pic.twitter.com/mYIFuaWAqd— Cameron Thomas (@BillionaireCam_) June 1, 2016
Thomas, an Illinois native, plays locally at Marian Catholic high school in Chicago Heights. He picked up his scholarship offer from the coaching staff a few weeks ago after taking a few unofficial visits to Champaign.
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 Thomas, the Fighting Illini also have verbal commitments from three-star receiver Ricky Smalling (IL), three-star receiver Kendall Smith (IL), and three-star running back Mike Epstein (FL).