The Illini beat out some big-name competition Saturday night, landing a wide receiver recruit from Texas who had offers from some of college football's top programs.
A.D. Miller, who attends Bishop Dunne High School in Dallas, announced his commitment to Illinois via Twitter on Saturday. Rated as a three-star Class of 2015 recruit by Rivals, Miller had offers from Arizona State, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Tennessee among many others.
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Miller doesn't show up in many Rivals rankings — it can be hard to stand out in the state of Texas, even as a quality player — but Illinois received rave reviews when Miller committed on Saturday night.
The receiving corps could use some infusion of talent. Many of the team's top pass-catchers from last season are gone, and head coach Tim Beckman and offensive coordinator Bill Cubit will rely on an inexperienced group this year.
The Illini's Class of 2015 is looking much better than their Class of 2014. Miller gives the Illini eight three-star recruits.
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Understandably, Illini coaches were quite excited Saturday night.
Another Great Night to be a Fighting Illini! Fighting Force '15! The Future! pic.twitter.com/M0gxAh0QyM— Tim Beckman (@coachbeckman) July 6, 2014
Building something special. Go ILLINI— Bill Cubit (@CoachCubit) July 6, 2014