July 12, 2007

Whitner talks Illini

Illinois signed five quality prospects out of the state of Ohio this past February, and hope to continue hitting that state hard this year. Five-foot-ten, 190-pound Mayfield (Ohio) cornerback Ashante Williams started what Illinois coaches hope turn into another strong batch of talent headed west from the Buckeye State.

A number of prospects in Ohio currently list the Illini as their favorite. One of them, 6-foot-2, 295-pound Cleveland Glenville defensive tackle Dawawn Whitner, is good friends with the already committed Williams.

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