Illini Snag Under-The-Radar CB

Cleveland's Glenville High School is a perennial power in High School Football in the state of Ohio, sending numerous division one prospects to college every year,

Cleveland's Glenville High School is a perennial power in High School Football in the state of Ohio, sending numerous division one prospects to colleges every year. One prospect who, despite not much recruiting attention, joins those ranks is Frank Sumpter, who made his commitment to Illinois official on his visit this past weekend.

Sumpter, a 6', 180 pound defensive back roams all over the secondary for the Tarblooders, but his future will at least start at cornerback. Sumpter could possibly end up at safety somewhere down the road, but his senior film displays great cover ability in both man and zone.

He attacks the ball and uses solid agility to stay with his man in coverage. Once in the air, he uses plus body control to put himself in position to make a play on the ball, which is a big reason he has forced a handful of turnovers in his lone season at Glenville.

Sumpter is the second commit from the state of Ohio in the 2015 Illinois class, joining offensive lineman Zeke Martin. He is also the fourth defensive commit in an offense-heavy class as the Illini look to solidify the back end of a young squad.

Current Illini V'Angelo Bentley and Justin Hardee are both Glenville alumni themselves, and both were members of the 2012 class, which was Beckman's first signing group upon his arrival.


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