Daniel Barker signed with Illinois on Wednesday in the first day of the Early Signing Period.
Barker, at a mammoth 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, will add depth to tight end for Illinois, likely starting behind Louis Dorsey after Dorsey had a huge freshman campaign.
The Deerfield Beach, Florida, native is a three-star recruit, according to 247. Barker is current teammates with fellow Illinois 2018 class member running back Jakari Norwood.
Barker is the only tight end in Illinois’ 2018 class. He committed on July 4.
Illinois hosted Barker for an official visit over the weekend.
Official Visit #illi18 #LLM #LLB pic.twitter.com/T8er3p85bg— D.Barker (@DB9_Era) December 18, 2017
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