The 6'2" 190 pound Barr gives the Illini yet another weapon with JUCO experience at receiver after already inking receivers Geronimo Allison (Iowa Western) and Tyrin Stone-Davis (L.A. Pierce CC) in 2014.
Barr will have 4 years to use three seasons of eligibility at Illinois, which is the same scenario as Stone-Davis.
Barr arrived on campus late Sunday evening and decided to conclude his recruitment prior to his Tuesday departure.
He went into the weekend saying he was "90% sure he would commit." and made good on his original plan.
Regarding the commitment, Barr was excited to make his pledge.
"I feel honored and humbled that they want me," he said.
The visit really sealed the deal for Barr, who was plenty excited to see Illinois firsthand.
"I was really sold by the coaches," he said. "That and Illinois being ranked #24 nationally in academics."
He continued, "Being #2 in my major, communications, doesn't hurt as well as them having a strong alumni group."
Now Barr is ready to get to work at Illinois and join what is sure to be a potent Illini offense.
He said, "I see myself playing my role to help the offense get further than it has in the past."
As far as eligibility goes, Barr has 4 years in which to play 3. He plans to enroll and arrive on campus sometime this summer and hit the ground running.