Illini football rounds out 2018 recruiting class on National Signing Day

Lovie Smith addresses the media as Illinois signs 5 more players on National Signing Day.

Five players signed letters of intent with Illinois today

Coran Taylor - Quarterback - Peoria, IL

Matt Robinson - Quarterback - San Juan Capistrano, CA

Kenyon Sims - Running Back - San Diego, CA

Jacob Hollins - Linebacker - Fresno, CA

Ezekiel Holmes - Defensive Lineman - Wichita Falls


Of the 85 players on scholarship, 50 have now been brought in by Lovie Smith's staff.


The quarterback position now features three true freshman (MJ Rivers, Coran Taylor, Matt Robinson) and sophomore Cam Thomas.

Offensive coordinator Rod Smith wants all four players to come in to camp thinking they are the guy, and is excited for the open competition at the position.

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