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Illinois offers scholarship to three-star DB, former Iowa State commit Quran Hafiz

Welcome to the Orange Minute for Thursday, September 29.

Three-star defensive back Quran Hafiz (FL) is the latest 2017 recruit to pick up a scholarship offer from Fighting Illini Football.

The 6-foot, 170-pound Florida native is rated as the No. 807 overall prospect and No. 85 cornerback by 247Sports. Hafiz, a former Iowa State commit, has additional Power 5 offers from Indiana, Oregon State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Boston College, Duke, N.C. State, Purdue, Syracuse, and Virginia Tech.

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