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Florida Cornerback Thornton Commits To UI

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The Fighting Illini football team continues it's upward momentum in the recruiting wars with the announcement that J.T. Thornton will attend the UI next year. The cornerback from Belle Glades, Florida, hasn't visited the school yet but knows he has made the correct decision.

J.T. Thornton committed to Illinois. He explains what attracted him to the Illini? "They have one DB spot left and a couple guys graduating, and I can go in and make an immediate impact." The academics and overall football program were important in the decision-making as well. Enough that he committed without having visited the campus. "I never...

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