Five-star big man Jeremiah Tilmon isn't planning to sign a Letter of Intent during the initial signing period, he told Scout.
Tilmon, a 6-foot-10 center, committed to Illinois on July 11th, but rumors began swirling early Tuesday that Tilmon may not sign.
Sources say Tilmon is still currently a pledge to Illinois, but Tilmon didn't comment when asked about his commitment.
With Tilmon, Illinois has the No. 6 recruiting class in the country. John Groce also holds pledge from Trent Frazier, DaMonte Williams and Javon Pickett.
Tilmon is ranked No. 19 overall and No. 8 at the center position in the 2017 class.