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Athleticism Makes Walls A Quality Recruit

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The Fighting Illini football team added a couple last minute decision-makers to its 2012 Signing Day haul. One of those is an underrated running back from Ohio with the size and speed to become an excellent college player. LaKeith Walls was originally committed to NC State but changed his mind after visiting the UI campus.

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman had followed the career of Lakeith Walls while still at Toledo, so he made a beeline to Cleveland once he was hired by the Illini. Walls was impressed. "I'm happy with my choice. I feel like it was the place for me. It was late in the process, and at the time I thought I was committed. But Coach Beckman recruited me with when he was at Toledo. "I took a...

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