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Sykes Has Offer + Strong Interest In Illini

Nile Sykes (Jack Lyman)

A number of outstanding underclassmen attended Fighting Illini football camps this summer. Among those who made a strong impression was linebacker Nile Sykes. A couple other 2014 linebackers from the state may have more notoriety, but Sykes may be just as good if not better.

Nile Sykes was thrilled to get a scholarship offer from Illinois. "It feels great. It's my first Big 10 offer, and I'm really excited." The Oak Park-River Forest junior linebacker visited the Illini prior to playing with a traveling team in 7-on-7 action the last weekend of Illini summer camps. "I got a chance to see the rest of the school. I took a tour around campus, and I really like...

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