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Pennsylvania LB Discusses Illini Commitment

With Keith Brown's switch to Louisville, the Fighting Illini football team was back in the market for another linebacker in its 2012 class. It didn't take long to fill that gap with a physical backer out of Pittsburgh.

T.J. Neal of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, had quietly been on the Illinois radar for some time. But upon arrival of the new staff, Illinois's recruitment of the 3-star linebacker picked up quickly. After a great official visit this weekend, Neal decided to commit to Illinois. "It was awesome. I liked it a lot. The whole interaction with the coaches was great. Everything we did was around the... Recommended Stories

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