April 22, 2007

D.C. pipeline continues?

These days, Ron Zook has his coaches focused on two major areas outside of the Midwest. Dan Disch is the Florida guy while Mike Locksley has become the master of the Nation's Capital. Heading into the 2007 season, the Illini have six players from the D.C./Maryland area. There maybe a handful more in the 2008 recruiting class including 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive lineman Reggie Ellis.

The D.C. junior plays at Dunbar High School, the same school that one housed Illini stars Arrelious Benn and Vontae Davis. The duo have been burning up their cell minutes, hoping to get Ellis to check out Illinois, and eventually commit.

As of now, the D.C. big man has six offers from Illinois, UConn, Minnesota, Virginia, Maryland, and most recently, Northwestern.

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