July 30, 2007

Staples pulls the trigger

A few weeks ago 6-foot-4, 220-pound Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward's linebacker Justin Staples looked headed for a long recruiting process, but a recent whirlwind of trips to multiple college campuses enabled him to speed up the decision.

Staples picked the Illini over 27 other offers, but narrowed his list down to a few schools before he made a decision. He also considered Michigan State, Northwestern, Syracuse and Pittsburgh.

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