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Michael Buchanan Ends Suspense, Picks Illini

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The Fighting Illini football team got a big lift Tuesday evening when Homewood-Flossmoor defensive end Michael Buchanan selected Illinois. After two other defensive end commits became academic casualties, the Illini needed a top player for the position. Buchanan has unlimited potential.

Michael Buchanan kept everyone in suspense until the last minute, selecting Illinois over Big 10 rival Purdue Tuesday evening. The Homewood-Flossmore product is a 4 star recruit and brings leadership and athleticism to the Illini team. Buchanan comes from the same school as current Illini freshmen Russell Ellington and Supo Sanni, as well as graduating senior Xavier Fulton. He...

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