Warren Township senior tight end Caleb Reams (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) was planning to wait until the start of his senior season to make his college choice known, but instead ended his process tonight and pledged to Illinois.
"I just couldn't wait it out any longer so I just decided to end it and make my decision known," Reams said. "I'm committed to Illinois."
Reams, who earlier this spring decommitted from Western Michigan, talked about why he pledged to the Fighting Illini.
"Illinois just offers so much. Once they offered me a scholarship it was my first Big Ten offer and that was a real game changer for me to be honest. I get along great with the coaches at Illinois and it just feels right. Illinois is a great fit for me on and off the field. I just feel like I can trust the coaches at Illinois and be part of a great program and university."
Reams is now the 13th known verbal commitment in the Fighting Illini Class of 2015. Reams is also the fifth known in-state pledge, joining DeKalb RB Dre Brown, Jacksonville OT Gabe Megginson, Champaign Centennial QB Jimmy Fitzgerald and Hales Franciscan DB Patrick Nelson.