The Fighting Illini keep stacking up recruits for 2021. This time, the Orange & Blue received a commitment from in-state offensive lineman Josh Gesky.
I’d like to announce that I’ve decided to commit to The University of Illinois!! Thank you to all the coaches that have shown interest in me. The decision was difficult, but Illinois is able to give me the experience I want, all while staying close with my family.@LovieSmith pic.twitter.com/HY1Ui2MIDC— Josh Gesky (@JGesky) August 9, 2020
A three-star prospect out of Manteno, Gesky originally recieved an offer from the Illini on July 10th.
Thank you so much @Coach_BMcClain for the amazing offer from @IlliniFootball @IlliniRSmith @CoachBellamy @LovieSmith @DLineGURU pic.twitter.com/sup0YM4dAK— Josh Gesky (@JGesky) July 10, 2020
The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder was also pursued by Eastern Illinois, Southern Illinois, Columbia, Penn, Kansas and Syracuse, among others. 247Sports lists Gesky as the 154th-rated offensive tackle and the 50th-ranked player in Illinois.
Gesky is the 15th member of the 2021 class and the third from Illinois, joining fellow three-star linemen Josh Kruetz and Zachary Barlev.