Derrick McPhearson, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound, wide receiver, from Fork Union Military Academy has decided to sign with Illinois. McPhearson had a meeting with his family last night and the decision to sign with the Fighting Illini came from that meeting.
McPhearson, from Hyattsville (Md.) Dematha Catholic, committed to Florida last year but had a change of heart after Ron Zook was fired by the Gators.
McPhearson decided to follow Zook to Illinois where he'll play for the Fighting Illini next fall.