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Mike Svetina: Opportunity Too Great To Pass

Mike Svetina (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

The Fighting Illini football team added to its recruiting list with the commitment of Cleveland St. Ignatius linebacker Mike Svetina. The Cleveland Plain Dealer Defensive Player Of The Year was originally committed to Miami of Ohio but changed his mind after a weekend visit to Illinois. He talks about his decision in this report.

Mike Svetina visited Illinois this weekend and was impressed enough to commit to the Fighting Illini. The Cleveland St. Ignatius linebacker explains his reasons for choosing the Illini. "It was an easy decision. The combination of academics and athletics is very impressive. I felt like it was a good fit for me." Was it difficult to tell Miami of Ohio coaches you were decommitting? "It was...

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