Dre Brown, the No. 37 running back in the 2015 class, announced his verbal commitment to the Illini via Twitter.
"Committed to play Football and further my Education at the University of Illinois!!,"Brown tweeted.
The 6-foot, 195-pound Dekalb, Ill. standout planned to visit Champaign this weekend, along with many other underclassmen prospects.
Brown is the second pledge for the Illini in the 2015 class, joining Centennial quarterback Jimmy Fitzgerald.
Stay tuned to Illini Playbook for more on this breaking story.