The Illini lost another key offensive weapon to an ACL tear during practice last week.
Phillips junior three-star ranked inside linebacker Amani Jones (6-foot-0, 215 pounds)
The Illini will be without their top wide receiver when the season starts this fall.
The team announced Wednesday that Mike Dudek suffered a torn ACL and could be out until October.
The University of Illinois began spring football on Saturday, and while the team enjoyed being back out on the field, the biggest news for Fighting Illini football on Saturday came off the field.
Illinois and head coach Tim Beckman continue to work the recruiting trail hard this winter.