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Illini Get Commitment From Matt LaCosse

Matt LaCosse (Ryan Easterling)

The Fighting Illini football coaching staff is picking up steam in the recruiting wars. They added to their commitment list with the addition of Naperville North athlete Matt LaCosse. The tall, rangy LaCosse played quarterback in high school but is projected as a tight end in the Illini offense. He decommitted from Minnesota and now is firmly in the Illini camp.

Matt LaCosse had originally committed to Minnesota last summer, but he changed his mind when head coach Tim Brewster was fired. Since Illinois was the first school to offer him a scholarship, he reconsidered his options. His official visit to the UI campus last weekend convinced him to commit to his state school. He explains why. "When I went to Illinois, I really enjoyed the place. They...

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