Dillon Visits Illinois With Teammates

Illinois hosted a big group of visitors on Saturday for their game against Penn State. The group included one of the top sophomores in their home state, Lincolnshire Stevenson defensive tackle Nicholas Dillon, who came with a number of his talented teammates.

Deciding on a college is likely a long way away for Stevenson High sophomore defensive tackle Nick Dillon, but based on his visit to Champaign on Saturday, when that time comes, he believes Illinois will be one that is in the mix.

"I liked the school a lot," he said. "The campus was very nice and seemed like a possible school I could be going to."

His intention to consider the school has to do with more than football. It was the attention to academics which stood out to Dillon on his trip.

"The Illinois Coaching staff showed me their ways of going about things as a team: the coaches and how they treat their athletes. The way they make sure their athletes are paying attention in school is a great thing, and I like that."

Stevenson is talented team, and along with Dillon, juniors Zach Novoselsky, Matt Morrissey, Willie Bourban and fellow sophomore Cameron Green also visited Illinois, and it is possible that they would all end up playing together again in college.

"Me and my teammates are always talking about going to the same school and also think of the possibility of going to different schools."

Dillon has heard from a few other schools and intends to take a couple more visits before the season is out.

"I intend to visit Notre Dame and Ohio State as soon as I have time to."

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