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Jarrod Clements Explains Illini Commitment

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The Fighting Illini football coaching staff has been on a recruiting roll recently and is up to nine verbal commitments for the 2013 class. One of the stalwarts of that group is Ohio defensive end Jarrod Clements. Unavailable for an interview at the time of his decision, he is making up for it now.

Jarrod Clements explains his commitment to Illinois, where he will play defensive end. "Coach Beckman gave me my first offer at Toledo, then again at Illinois, which made me feel he really wanted me and was dedicated to me as a player. Plus, I have a good chance to play early, which is important to me." Although fun at times, the 6'-3", 270 pounder is relieved his recruiting process is finally...

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