"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.