Linebacker Carroll Phillips committed to the Illini staff on Wednesday, the second JUCO verbal in as many days.
At 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, Phillips spent the past two years at Copiah-Lincoln CC, located about 50 miles south of Jackson, Miss.
A high school senior in 2011, Phillips originally signed with Cincinnati after a standout career at Miami (Florida) Central High.
The Illini landed defensive lineman Siosifa Fotu on Tuesday. Illinois has 17 commitments in the 2014 haul, including four junior college prospects.
Stay tuned to Illini Playbook for more on this developing story...