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Tim Beckman Impresses Joe Spencer

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New Fighting Illini football coach Tim Beckman has needed to catch up with recruiting since taking the job. That is especially true for the previous commitments, some of whom have been wavering since the coaching change. He acted quickly to reassure offensive lineman Joseph Spencer's commitment.

Joseph Spencer committed to Illinois back in July, but following the departure of Ron Zook and most of his staff, he took a step back to collect his thoughts and evaluate the situation at Illinois. Once new head coach Tim Beckman was hired, he wasted no time reaching out to a number of commits, including the Ohio native Spencer. "I think he called me within the first day. He called me a...

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