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Illinois Football hosted a trio in-state defensive backs at practice on Friday

One of the visitors is already hearing from Missouri and Penn State.

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While Fighting Illini football was busy wrapping up their second training camp practice on Friday, a trio of in-state defensive backs were on hand to check out campus. Illini Inquirer and 247Sports reported that class-of-2018 prospects Tyrik Henderson (Carol Stream), Greg Newsome (Carol Stream), and Derric Lee all made the trip to watch the team and tour facilities.

Henderson has been rated as an early three-star recruit by both scouting services, and he has scholarship offers from Purdue, Toledo, Central Michigan, and South Dakota State. Newsome is Henderson’s high school teammate at Glenbard North teammate, and he’s also received interest from the Rockets.

Lee, a 6-foot cornerback from Waubonsie Valley high school, has already heard from several other Power 5 programs including Missouri, Penn State, and Indiana.

Additionally, class-of-2019 offensive lineman Trevor Keegan was also in town for his own unofficial visit. According to his 247Sports profile, the big 6-foot-5, 270-pound sophomore already has a scholarship offer from Northwestern.