Illini in LB Micah Awodiran's final four

In-state linebacker trims list to four, plans end-of-summer decision

As reported earlier in the week by, Chicago Marist linebacker Micah Awodiran has trimmed his list to four: Illinois, Duke, Vanderbilt and Yale.

Awodiran told's Ryan Easterling that he plans to visit his top contenders and make a decision at the end of the summer. Illini coach Lovie Smith has made Awodiran a priority since his hire three months ago, thinking the athletic, smart linebacker is a great fit for their scheme and their culture. Awodiran's list proves that academics are important.

Awodiran visited the Illini open spring camp on April 16 and hung out at the Illini satellite camp at Lincoln-Way East on June 4.

Watch Easterling's interview with Awodiran in the video above.


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