Megginson Elects to Stay In State

The Illini picked up another in-state target on Friday night...

Locking down the state's borders and landing offensive linemen were a few class of 2015 goals for the Illinois staff.

Gabe Megginson meets both those requirements. The Jacksonville, Ill. four-star offensive lineman committed to the Illini on Friday night while on a visit to Champaign.

Ranked the No. 12 tackle in the country, landing the 6-5, 290-pound standout is a huge recruiting win for the Illini. By Friday afternoon, the buzz was Megginson was going to choose Illinois, despite offers from Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan State and others.

Late on Friday, Megginson made it official. He's the third pledge of the 2015 class, joining in-state commitments quarterback Jimmy Fitzgerald and running back Dre Brown.

Stay tuned to Illini Playbook for more on this breaking story...

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