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Chris O'Connor Talks Illini Commitment

Chris O'Connor (Jack Lyman)

Whatever doubts he had before Sunday, participating in the Maine South one-day camp helped convince Chris O'Connor to end his recruitment and commit to the University of Illinois. The Tinley Park Andrew defensive lineman is drawn both to the football program and the civil engineering program. He becomes the Illini's third known commitment for 2011.

Chris O'Connor knows what he wants. The Tinley Park Andrew star announced Wednesday he will sign with Illinois next February. He provided an explanation for his decision. "I went down there a couple times and compared Illinois to Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Northwestern. They all fell short to what Illinois was." The Maine South camp Sunday gave O'Connor a chance to work directly...

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