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Former NC State OLB Calvin “C.J.” Hart Jr. commits to Illinois

More recruiting momentum in the past hour than there has been in the last four months.

New Illinois Football head coach Bret Bielema lands his second commitment of the day.

Former NC State outside linebacker Calvin “C.J.” Hart Jr. announced his decision early Tuesday afternoon via his personal Twitter.

Hart was listed as a three-star recruit in the class of 2018 and a top-100 outside linebacker in the country before committing to the Wolfpack. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native also held offers from Colorado, Boston College and Buffalo.

Listed at 6-foot-1, 225 pounds, Hart saw action in over 20 games in his time at NC State, recording over 50 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and two forced fumbles the past two seasons.