Illini land three commits on Signing Day Eve


WCIA — The night before the Early Signing Period begins for Division I football, Illinois landed three commitments.

Northwestern transfer defensive tackle TeRah Edwards announced Tuesday on Twitter that he is headed south to Champaign.

The 6’2″, 294 pound lineman saw limited time over two years with the Wildcats, recording just two tackles, one of them coming against Illinois in 2020. Edwards adds depth to a position of need for the Illini, as they lose four pass rushers to graduation.

Garden City Community College offensive tackle Isaiah Adams also pledged to join the Illini. He was ranked as the 21st best JUCO prospect by 247Sports. He had other offers from Minnesota, West Virginia, Kansas, and more.

Then just a few minutes after announcing his offer on social media, Loyola Academy linebacker James Kreutz announced his commitment. Kreutz is the son of former Chicago Bears center Olin Kreutz and brother to current Illini lineman Josh Kreutz.

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