Doug Pilcher Commits to Illinois

Ron Turner has another commitment for the Class of 2005, and it is <b>DE Doug Pilcher.</b> Doug is another player that shows the change in Ron Turner's recruiting strategy at Illinois to get more athletes on the football field, and he is the fourth <i>Hot 100</i> prospect to commit to Illinois before the season started. <br><br> Read more in this update from

According to Chris Pool, Midwest Football Recruiting Expert Doug Pilcher, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound tight end, defensive lineman from Hinsdale (Ill.) Central has given the University of Illinois his verbal commitment.

Pilcher is the fourth Midwest "Hot 100" prospect to pledge Illinois before the start of the 2004 season.

Doug says he'll play defensive end for the Illini. He had 8-sacks as a junior and was named all-area.

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