A 6-foot-3, 290 center from Lincoln-Way East High School, Nick Allegretti committed to the Illini on Monday night, according to a source close to the program.
The rising senior is a three-star recruit and ranked as the No. 6 center in the country. He held offers from Cincinnati, Northern Illinois and others and was drawing interest from various Big Ten programs.
He visited Illinois for numerous games in the fall and recently travelled to Champaign for a junior day on campus.
Allegretti joins defensive end Tito Odenigbo as pledges to the Illini in the 2014 class.