Illini Gridders Sign Phil Haig to LOI

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois head football coach Ron Zook added the final cog to the recruiting class of 2007 when he signed prep quarterback Phil Haig to a national letter of intent. The 6-3, 185-pound, native of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Haig visited the Illini last weekend and signed his official letter Tuesday.

Haig, of Henry Sibley High School, is a five-sport athlete, earning a total of eight all-conference honors: two in football, two in baseball, three in tennis and one in wrestling. He is currently a starter in basketball as well. As a senior, Haig passed for 1,175 yards and 10 touchdowns, completing over 65 percent of his throws. He also rushed 333 yards and ran for five touchdowns.

"We are thrilled about Phil joining the program," Zook said. "He is a very athletic quarterback who fits well into our system. He ran our offense in high school, so the transition should be a smooth one. We are also excited about adding a southpaw to the mix."

Not only does Haig show his versatility in many sports, but as a member of the Warriors' football team, he played quarterback, safety, placekicker and punter. Haig will also pursue baseball with the Coach Dan Hartleb at Illinois.

Courtesy of SID department

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