Illini Hosting Several Recruits

The University of Illinois will host several solid football prospects this weekend. <b>Derrick McPhearson</b> is a 4-star recruit that's committed to Florida. McPhearson and several others are in Champaign this weekend.

The following prospects are visiting Illinois this weekend:

WR Jessie Hester - Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central
Hester is committed to South Florida but he could be Illini by the end of the weekend.

OL Will Bergen - Tampa (Fla.) Middleton
Rumor has it that he committed to Iowa State. We are hearing that he committed to Illinois last night.

DT Augustus Parrish - Oxon Hill (MD) Potomac
Parrish is committed to Kent. Another prospect who will likely commit this weekend.

DT Jon Holston - Tallahassee (Fla.) Rickards.
Holston is a 3-star prospect that's committed to Louisville.

DE Keyon Brown - Harvey (Ill.) Thornton
Brown had a tremendous senior year. He already visited Northwestern, Michigan State and Purdue.

CB Jermaine Strong - Fork Union (Va.) Fork Union Military
Strong is a North Carolina verbal commitment.

LB Rahkeem Smith - Villa Park (Ill.) Willowbrook
Originally committed to Iowa, the Hawkeyes have pulled that offer and now Smith is likely to pledge Illinois this weekend.

OL Andy Lozano - O'Fallon (Mo.) Howell
Has some MAC offers.

THERE ARE TWO PROSPECTS STARTING THEIR OFFICIAL VISITS TONIGHT.

WR Derrick McPhearson Fork Union (Va.) Fork Union Military
McPhearson is a big-time recruit that's committed to Florida.

There is also a prospect coming in with the last name of Dillon. I think it's Ypsilanti (MI) Lincoln offensive lineman Shane Dillon but I'm not 100% on that. I'll find out for sure this evening.

There are 3 more prospects coming in tonight that from what I hear are all super prospects. I should know who they are this evening.

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