Kendrick Green commits to Illinois football

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Austin Yattoni

Illinois head coach Lovie Smith smiles during the game against Murray State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 3. The Illini won 52-3.

Lovie Smith and the Illinois football coaching staff landed another highly touted in-state recruit Thursday night.

Defensive tackle Kendrick Green of Peoria committed to the Illini on Twitter over schools like Iowa, Minnesota and Indiana. Scout.com ranks Green as a four-star recruit.

 

Illinois was late to offer Green, but once the Illini staff made Green a priority, it became difficult for the recruit to say no.

Green’s commitment is the 15th for the Illini and gives Illinois a No. 42 team ranking according Scout.com and No. 49 according to 247sports.

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