Illini football coach Tim Beckman has not accomplished much in Champaign. That is not news. His 45-17 drubbing of Cincinnati was nice though, as the Bearcats were a really good team that went on to play in their conference championship. That game was Becks’ lone signature win in two years. Landing A.D. Miller would be his recruiting equivalent of that.
The 6’4″ wide receiver is the eleventh commit in the 2015 class, and he choose the Illini football program over Arizona State, Miami, Michigan, Oregon, Brigham Young, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and a bunch more.
“I’ve been leaning on Illinois for about the past month,” the Class of 2015 wide receiver prospect from Dallas said on Saturday night. “My mom came on that visit, and after I let my mom see it, she was saying that this was the best place for me. My dad felt the same way.”
But you already know it’s about that Orange & Blue!! #IlliniNation pic.twitter.com/cvcAFQqRVc
— A.D. Miller (@admiller_9) July 6, 2014
It’s surprising to see that Miller is only ranked a three-star prospect though, when you see all those big name powerhouses that were interested in him. But I’m not under-selling what a huge get this is of Beckman. This is team needs based recruiting. And this Illini football team NEEDS receivers badly. Beckman’s two classes have been rated near the bottom of the Big Ten, so this is some welcome positive news for Illini football fans.
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