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There are always last minute surprises in any football recruiting class. Some players wait until the last day to decide on a college, and some change their minds. Fortunately for Illinois, star Louisville running back Justin Green decommitted from Ohio State in favor of Ron Zook's program. He will bring outstanding speed and playmaking ability to the offensive backfield.

Illinois football coach Ron Zook was ecstatic when Louisville Male running back Justin Green signed with the Illini. But he knew how hard a decision it was for the young man. "Poor guy, he's probably been beat up the last few days. He's a great person and very close to his family. His older brother was an Ohio State grad four years ago. So there was a lot of pressure to go to Ohio State. But...

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