Georgian Ean Days Commits To Illinois

The Illinois coaches were busy this weekend hosting a larger group of talented football players. With Signing Day just around the corner, this was an opportunity to impress the recruits and secure commitments. Ean Days arrived in Champaign an uncommitted player, but he left as an Illini.

Ean Days traveled from Kingsland, Georgia, to the University of Illinois this weekend. He came away impressed and committed to Coach Zook and the Illini.

"Yes sir, I committed. I liked the program. I felt at home there. I really can't explain it. I've visited other places, but I just got a different feeling at Illinois than elsewhere. They've been recruiting since the spring of my junior year."

Days is uncertain what position he will play as an Illini.

"I'm coming in as an athlete. Coach (Dan) Disch, my recruiting coach, said he'd let me choose what position I wanted to play, but I think I'll end up as a defensive back, maybe a safety."

Days arrived on the Illinois campus on Friday and spent the weekend meeting the coaches, talking with the players and learning about Illinois.

"We got in Friday, and I had lunch with a couple of other recruits who were also there. On Friday Night, we had dinner with the coaches and then I went out with some of the players and had a good time. Then we went back to where I spent my weekend and hung out with the players. On Saturday, I visited the coaches, saw the school, and hung out with the players. My host was Trulon [Henry].

"I got to meet the other coaches and the new coordinators. We talked a little bit about their philosophies, but we didn't get into it much."

The 5'-11", 190 athlete comes from a very successful program in Georgia.

"Yes sir, we won the state title. We expect to win state every year at Camden. We work hard at it so we expect to win. I've been at Camden for two years, and both years we won the state championship. Before that, I was down in Hollywood Hills High School down in Hollywood, Florida."

Days did everything for his team.

"I was the kickoff returner, played linebacker and was also the running back. I played pretty much everything, but my favorite position is running back. The local paper said I had something like 23 touchdowns and roughly 1400 yards."

Days is through with recruiting.

"I'm done with my recruitment. Georgia Southern wants me to come in for a visit, but Illinois was my last visit."

Days will spend the spring getting ready for the transition to college.

"I'll run track this spring, but I probably won't even compete. The track coach is one of the football coaches, so he's allowing me to come out and run with the track team but not actually compete. It'll help me get faster."

Days wants to major in education or business.

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