Illinois Offers Borne

Gerron Borne, the three-star DT from East St. John (Reserve, La.), added his fourth offer today.

"I called the coaches at Illinois today and they offered me," said Gerron Borne. "I talked to (defensive coordinator) Vic Koenning and Coach (Ron) West. They liked my highlight tape.

"They said any score over 36 (on the highlight tape) was an offer, and I had a 39."

Borne wasn't expecting an offer.

"To tell you the truth, I was surprised," he said. "I was supposed to call them yesterday, but they didn't answer. I wasn't looking for an offer today, so it came up on me as a surprise."

What are Borne's upcoming travel plans?

"I wanted to make it up to Memphis for their Junior Day this weekend, but my dad has to work," he said. I'm going to the spring game at Tennessee in April, and I also have the Under Armour Combine soon. It will be in New Orleans at the Saints' facility."

Pittsburgh, Memphis, and Tennessee have previously extended offers to Borne.

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