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Scott McDowell Discusses Illini Commitment

The Fighting Illini football team bolstered its weakside tackle position with the public confirmation that Scott McDowell has committed to play for them. The Hinsdale Central product made a big impression on Illini coaches during a summer camp and appears to have the mobility and explosiveness to handle that important position.

Scott McDowell made it official that he has committed to Illinois. He explains his thinking. "It is a great school, good coaches, a great business school. I felt I could have a lot of success with that. And then playing in the Big 10, playing for a school with all that history. My mom went to school there, so closeness to home was also important. It seemed like a good choice to me." The...

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