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Illinois signed 21 student-athletes to National Letter of Intents on Wednesday during the first day of the national signing period.

2023 SIGNEES

NAME POS. HT. WT. YR. HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL/PREVIOUS SCHOOL
Zach Aamland OL 6-6 290 Fr. South Brunswick, N.J. The Hun School
Alex Bray DL 6-4 250 Fr. Chesterfield, Mo. Marquette 
Jaheim Clarke DB 6-1 165 Fr. Lehigh Acres, Fla. Riverdale
Collin Dixon WR 6-2 195 Fr. Tallmadge, Ohio Tallmadge
Declan Duley P 6-2 195 Fr. El Paso, Ill. El Paso-Gridley
Pat Farrell OLB 6-5 240 Fr. Oak Lawn, Ill. St. Rita
Kaden Feagin RB 6-2 235 Fr. Atwood, Ill.  ALAH
Nate Guinn TE 6-6 220 Fr. Vero Beach, Fla. Vero Beach
Jojo Hayden LB 6-2 230 Fr. East St. Louis, Ill. East St. Louis
Brandon Henderson OL 6-5 300 Fr. East St. Louis, Ill. East St. Louis
Saboor Karriem DB 6-3 185 Fr. West Orange, N.J. West Orange
TJ McMillen OL 6-3 275 Fr. Naperville, Ill. St. Francis
Mason Muragin DL 6-4 245 Fr. Macomb, Mich. De La Salle
David Olano K 5-11 165 Fr. Naperville, Ill. Naperville North 
Kaleb Patterson DB 6-2 185 So. Jackson, Miss. Terry/Pearl River CC
Dezmond Schuster OL 6-5 330 So. Gonzales, La. East Ascension/Hutchinson CC (Kan.)
Trey Smith OLB 6-4 230 Fr. Ocoee, Fla. Ocoee
Cal Swanson QB 6-3 190 Fr. Ardmore, Okla. Ardmore
Zach Tobe DB 6-2 180 Fr. Ocoee, Fla. Ocoee 
Jeremiah Warren DL 6-3 290 Fr. Belleville, Mich. Belleville
Kenari Wilcher ATH 6-0 170 Fr. Clewiston, Fla. Moore Haven

BREAKDOWN

By Position
OL (4), DL (3), OLB (2), LB (1), DB (4), QB (1), RB (1), TE (1), K (1), P (1)

By State
Illinois (7), Florida (5), Michigan (2), New Jersey (2), Louisiana (1), Mississippi (1), Missouri (1), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (1)

By Year
Freshmen (19), Sophomore (2)

NOTES

• The 2022 class is Illinois’ highest ranked class since 2009 according to Rivals and highest ranked since 2011 according to 247Sports.
• Bielema’s two-year stretch of recruiting is Illinois’ best since 2008-09 according to 247Sports and Rivals. 
• Illinois had back-to-back top 50 recruiting classes for the first time since 2008-09 according to 247Sports. 
• Signing Class record this season: 186-55 (.772)
• Four state champions
     » Jojo Hayden — 2022 Illinois state champion (East St. Louis)
     » Brandon Henderson — 2022 Illinois state champion (East St. Louis)
     » Mason Muragin — 2021 and 2022 Michigan state champion (De La Salle)
     » Jeremiah Warren — 2022 Michigan state champion (Belleville)
• Twelve anticipated January enrollees
     » Declan Duley, Nate Guinn, Kaden Feagin, Jojo Hayden, Brandon Henderson, TJ McMillen, David Olano, Kaleb Patterson, Trey Smith, Cal Swanson, Zach Tobe, Kenari Wilcher

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Zach Aamland
South Brunswick, N.J. / The Hun School
OL / 6-6 / 290
TW: @ZacharyAamland
IG: @zachaamland

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, On3, and Rivals
• Position ranks: #99 (ESPN), #119 (247), #121 (On3)
• State ranks: #22 (Rivals), #23 (247), #27 (ESPN), #27 (On3)
• Played for head coach Todd Smith at The Hun School
• Four-year letterwinner
• 2022 Mid-Atlantic Prep League First-Team Offense
• 2022 New Jersey Prep A First-Team Offense
• 2022 Northeast Prep League First-Team Offense
• Offers included Boston College, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia

Personal
• Born on April 21, 2004
• Son of Steve and Ann Aamland
• One brother, Steven Jr., and one sister, Katie
• Chose Illinois because, “I chose Illinois because I’ve built a great relationship with the coaching staff and I like the direction Illinois is headed. It’s also a great academic school which will put me in a good spot for life after football.”
• Plans to major in business

Alex Bray
Chesterfield, Mo. / Marquette
DL / 6-4 / 250
TW: @A_TrainBray
IG: @alexander__bray

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, On3, and Rivals
• Position ranks: #82 (247), #83 (On3), #141 (ESPN)
• State ranks: #15 (On3), #23 (247), #26 (ESPN)
• Played for head coach Michael Stewart at Marquette High School
• Three-year letterwinner
• 2022 all-state, all-district, and all-conference first-team selection
• 2022 Suburban Conference Defensive Player of the Year
• Holds the career and single-season sack records at Marquette High School
• Offers included Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Ohio, and North Dakota State

Personal
• Born on August 11, 2004
• Son of Scott Bray and Trisha Arnold
• One brother, Sullivan, and one sister, Isabelle
• Chose Illinois because, “The connection I made with the coaching staff.”

Jaheim Clarke
Ft. Myers, Fla. / Riverdale
DB / 6-1 / 165
TW: @Jaheimclark3
IG: @juicetone25

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, On3, and Rivals
• Position ranks: #84 (247), #100 (On3), #126 (ESPN)
• State ranks: #128 (247), #167 (On3), #220 (ESPN)
• Played for head coach Frank Hepler at Riverdale High School
• Four-year letterwinner
• Three-time all-area
• Academic all-conference
• Offers included Iowa State, Arkansas State, Marshall, Navy, Tulane, and USF

Personal
• Born on July 30, 2004
• Son of Miguel Sr. and Chanelle Clarke
• Three brothers, Orville, Jackson and Isaac, and one sister, Micoya
• Chose Illinois because, “It was the best opportunity for me academically.”
• Plans to major in mechanical engineering

Collin Dixon
Tallmadge, Ohio / Tallmadge
WR / 6-2 / 195
TW: @CollinDixon_
IG: @CollinDixon_

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, On3, and Rivals
• Position ranks: #41 (On3), #69 (Rivals), #115 (247), #182 (ESPN)
• State ranks: #15 (Rivals), #28 (247), #30 (On3), #42 (ESPN)
• Played for head coach Mike Hay at Tallmadge High School
• Three-year letterwinner
• Caught 201 passes for 3,561 yards and 43 touchdowns during his high school career
• Caught 88 catches for 1,493 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior
• Caught 69 passes for 1,461 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior
• Back-to-back 1,400-yard seasons as a junior and senior
• Three-time Suburban League first team
• Two-time All-Ohio first team
• 2022 Suburban League Offensive Player of the Year
• 2022 District Offensive Player of the Year
• Three-time Suburban League first team in track and field
• Two-time SL first team in basketball
• Honor roll and scholar athlete
• Offers included Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Purdue, and Wisconsin

Personal
• Born on November 22, 2004
• Son of Harlan Dixon and Jenny Thomas
• One brother, Cameron
• Chose Illinois because, “I loved everything about the school and I have a great relationship with the coaching staff.”

Declan Duley
El Paso, Ill. / El Paso-Gridley
P / 6-2 / 195
TW: @DeclanDuley
IG: @declan_duley

High School
• Three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN, and On3
• Two-star prospect by Rivals
• Position rankings: #2 (247), #27 (ESPN)
• State rankings: #38 (ESPN), #54 (247)
• No. 12 punter in the nation according to Kohl’s Kicking
• Played for head coach Tanner Benedict at El Paso-Gridley High School
• Four-year letterwinner
• 2022 IHSFCA All-State honorable mention
• Unanimous Heart of Illinois Conference First-Team All-Conference kicker/punter as a senior
• Central State 8 All-Conference honorable mention as a junior
• Central State 8 All-Conference first team as a sophomore
• Central State 8 Academic All-Conference

Personal
• Born on September 8, 2004
• Son of Brian and Becky Duley
• One brother, Celestino
• Chose Illinois because, “A huge factor in choosing Illinois was seeing first-hand the positive impact I can have on my hometown community of El Paso and Illinois as a state. I have witnessed the FamILLy culture at Illinois on my many visits. I know that I will be taken care of by an amazing group of coaches and teammates. I feel this environment will help me not only grow as an athlete, but as a man.”

Pat Farrell
Oak Lawn, Ill. / St. Rita
OLB / 6-5 / 240
TW: @patfarrell28
IG: @farrellpatrick_

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, On3, and Rivals
• Position ranks: #106 (247), #107 (ESPN), #107 (On3)
• State ranks: #18 (ESPN), #24 (Rivals), #25 (On3), #26 (247)
• Played for head coach Todd Kuska at St. Rita
• Two-year letterwinner
• 2022 CCL Green Defensive MVP
• 2022 All-Chicago Catholic League first team
• 52 tackles, 8.0 TFLs, 5.0 sacks, one interception as a senior
• 52 tackles and 4.0 sacks as a junior
• Academic all-state

Personal
• Born on October 28, 2004
• Son of Kevin and Rhonda Farrell
• Two sisters, Tara and Morgan
• Chose Illinois because, “I want a great education and I loved the environment.”

Kaden Feagin
Atwood, Ill. / ALAH
RB / 6-2 / 235
TW: @FeaginKaden
IG: @kaden.feagin

High School
• Four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports and On3
• Top 400 player in the nation by the 247Sports Composite
• Position ranks: #5 (Rivals), #18 (On3), #25 (247Sports), #25 (ESPN)
• State ranks: #4 (ESPN), #4 (Rivals), #6 (247Sports), #7 (On3)
• Played for head coach Ryan Jefferson at Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond
• Two-time IHSFCA 2A All-State
• 2022 News-Gazette All-State
• 2022 WCIA Player of the Year
• Three-time Lincoln Prairie Conference Offensive MVP
• Three-time all-area
• Holds ALAH school records in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in a single season and career
• 2,300 total yards, 37 touchdowns, 82 tackles, and two interceptions as a senior
• Placed second in long jump at the 2021 IHSA track and field state finals
• Four-year member of the Honor Roll
• Offers included Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Notre Dame, Purdue, Rutgers, and Wisconsin

Personal
• Born on March 23, 2004
• Son of Jennifer Feagin
• Two brothers, Jordan and Kyle
• Chose Illinois because, “Of the coaches and the family environment.”

Nate Guinn
Vero Beach, Fla. / Vero Beach
TE / 6-6 / 220
TW: @NathanGuinn4
IG: @nate_b_g

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, and On3
• Two-star recruit by Rivals
• Position ranks: #84 (247), #125 (On3), #164 (ESPN)
• State ranks: #118 (On3), #173 (ESPN), #195 (247)
• Played for head coach Lenny Jankowski at Vero Beach High School
• Three-year letterwinner
• Offers included Eastern Illinois and Stetson

Personal
• Born on February 17, 2004
• Son Jason and Arhonda Guinn
• One sister, Gabriel
• Chose Illinois because, “It felt like a home and a place I belonged.”

Jojo Hayden
East St. Louis, Ill. / East St. Louis
LB / 6-2 / 230
TW: @AntwonHayden
IG: @Imj0j0._

High School
• Four-star recruit by Rivals
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, and On3
• Position ranks: #25 (Rivals), #65 (247), #107 (ESPN), #172 (On3)
• State ranks: #8 (Rivals), #18 (ESPN), #22 (247), #46 (On3)
• Played for head coach Darren Sunkett at East St. Louis Senior High
• Helped East St. Louis to the 2022 IHSA 6A state championhsip at Memorial Stadium
• Two-time IHSFCA 6A All-State
• Four-time All-Southwestern Conference
• 92 tackles and 9.0 sacks as a senior
• Offers included Colorado, Mississippi State, Missouri, Arkansas State, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Toledo, and Western Michigan

Personal
• Born on February 21, 2005
• Son of Lekisha Hill
• Twin brother, Keshawn, and two sisters, Anisha and Kanisha.
• Chose Illinois because, “It was the best place for me and a place I see that will change enormously in the future.”
• Plans to major in recreation, sport and tourism

Brandon Henderson
East St. Louis, Ill. / East St. Louis
OL / 6-5 / 300
TW: @B_Henderson77
IG: @iambee2x_

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, On3, and Rivals
• Position ranks: #33 (247), #65 (ESPN), #98 (On3)
• State ranks: #12 (247), #13 (ESPN), #22 (On3), #28 (Rivals)
• Played for head coach Darren Sunkett at East St. Louis Senior High
• Four-year letterwinner
• 2022 IHSFCA 6A All-State honorable mention
• Helped East St. Louis to the 2022 IHSA 6A state championhsip at Memorial Stadium
• Offers included Iowa State, Nebraska, Miami (Ohio), Toledo, Tulsa, and Western Michigan

Personal
• Born on September 7, 2004
• Son of Cedric Henderson Sr. and Brandi Gilliam
• Three brothers, Cedric Jr., Jordan and Davion, and two sisters, Emoni Page and Bryanna
• Chose Illinois because, “I love everything about Illinois from the coaches, the facilities and the campus. It’s closer to home too, so my family will be able to come support my games.”
• Plans to major in business management

Saboor Karriem
West Orange, N.J. / West Orange
DB / 6-3 / 185
TW: @Saboor_Karriem
IG: @saboorkarriem

High School
• Four-star recruit by 247Sports Composite
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, On3, and Rivals
• Position ranks: #4 (On3), #65 (ESPN), #72 (Rivals), #97 (247)
• Top 400 player in the nation by the 247Sports Composite
• State ranks: #2 (On3), #8 (Rivals), #16 (ESPN), #19 (247)
• Played for head coach Darnell Grant at West Orange High School
• Three-year letterwinner
• 2022 USA Today All-New Jersey first team
• 45 tackles, two interceptions, one return for a touchdown, and one blocked kick as a senior
• Set West Orange single-season records in receptions (63), receiving yards (1,001), and receiving touchdowns (15) as a senior
• Scored at least one touchdown in 10 of 12 games as a senior
• Also played basketball, lacrosse and track in high school
• High honor roll
• Offers included Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, and West Virginia

Personal
• Born on July 12, 2005
• Son of Ronice Bruce
• Two brothers, Tafari and Ziare, and one sister, Anaya
• Chose Illinois because, “I chose U of I because it is the place where I can play big-time football, get an outstanding education and be surrounded by people who will help mold me into the man I aspire to become.”
• Plans to major in business

TJ McMillen
Naperville, Ill. / St. Francis
OL / 6-3 / 275
TW: @tjmcmillen44
IG: @tjmcmillen44

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, On3, and Rivals
• Position ranks: #9 (Rivals), #11 (ESPN), #75 (247), #117 (On3)
• State ranks: #18 (Rivals), #21 (ESPN), #24 (247), #26 (On3)
• Played for head coach Bob McMillen, his dad, at St. Francis High School
• Four-year letterwinner
• 2022 IHFSCA 4A All-State
• 2022 News-Gazette All-State
• 2020 and 2021 IHFSCA First Team All-State Honorable Mention
• 2022 Red Grange Defensive Player of the Year
• Four-time Metro Suburban All-Conference unanimous selection
• Three-time Metro Suburban Offensive Lineman of the Year
• Two-time Metro Suburban Defensive Lineman of the Year
• Led team with 110 pancakes as a senior
• 68 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and a team-leading 14 hurries as a senior
• Three-time academic all-state
• Offers included Arizona State, Boston College, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Penn State, Purdue, Syracuse, and Texas Tech

Personal
• Born on January 13, 2005
• Son of Bob and Joanie McMillen
• Father is a three-time Arena Bowl champion, 2008 AFL Hall of Fame inductee, and was the head coach of the Chicago Rush from 2008-15
• One brother, Bobby, and one sister, Shay
• Chose Illinois because, “I chose Illinois because I believed in what the coaching staff is doing with the program and the direction that they are taking. I really loved the famiLLy first mentality and the culture that is being built in the locker room.”
• Plans to major in sports management or communications

Mason Muragin
Macomb, Mich. / De La Salle
DL / 6-4 / 245
TW: @MMuragin
IG: @masonmuragin

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, On3, and Rivals
• Position ranks: #111 (On3), #119 (247), #164 (ESPN)
• State ranks: #16 (ESPN), #18 (On3), #21 (Rivals), #24 (247)
• Played for head coach Dan Rohn at De La Salle
• Set De La Salle program records for single-game TFLs (7.0), single-season TFLs (31.0), career TFLs (70.5), and career sacks (29.5)
• 2022 Metro Detroit Defensive Player of the Year
• Two-time Division 2 state champion
• Three-time region and district champion
• Two-time all-metro Detroit
• National Honor Society member

Personal
• Born on December 8, 2004
• Son of Kalani and Erica Muragin
• Father, Kalani, played football at Central Michigan
• One brother, Maddox, and two sisters, Makena and Mia
• Plans to major in business

David Olano
Naperville, Ill. / Naperville North
K / 5-11 / 165
TW: @DavidOlano_
IG: @Davidolano_

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, On3 and Rivals
• Position ranks: #3 (247), #27 (ESPN)
• State ranks: #27 (ESPN), #55 (247)
• No. 3 kicker in the nation according to Sailer Kicking
• No. 10 kicker in the nation according to Kohl’s Kicking
• Played for head coach Sean Drendel at Naperville North High School
• Two-year letterwinner
• DuPage Valley Conference Special Teams Player of the Year
• All-DuPage Valley Conference first team
• All-area
• Two-time Academic All-DuPage Valley Conference

Personal
• Born on September 24, 2004
• Son of Gustavo and Patty Olano
• One brother, Pablo
• Brother played football for two years at the University of Mount Olive
• Chose Illinois because, “It was the perfect fit for me. It took my first visit to know that Illinois was where I felt like at home. The culture and program that they are building there is unlike any others and I feel like they can develop me the best as a player and also a person.”
• Plans to major in sports management

Kaleb Patterson
Jackson, Miss. / Terry / Pearl River Cc
DB / 6-2 / 185
TW: @k22patterson
IG: @kalebvercetti

2022 Freshman (Pearl River CC)
• Three-star juco recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and On3
• Juco national ranks: #20 (247), #33 (ESPN), #63 (On3)
• Juco position ranks: #4, (247), #6 (On3), #7 (ESPN)
• All-MACCC first team
• Played in all nine games, recording 12 tackles, two forced fumbles, and four passes broken up
• Offers included Indiana, Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Kent State, Memphis, South Alabama, Southern Miss, and Troy

High School
• Played for Kris Thigpen at Terry High School
• 2022 all-region and all-district
• 2022 MHSAA 6A Defensive Back of the Year
• 35 tackles with two pass breakups and one interception as a senior
• Honor roll

Personal
• Born on December 14, 2003
• Son of Floyd and Kendra Patterson
• Two brothers, Tyleor and Carter, and three sisters, Kyra, Jada and Kiame
• Chose Illinois because, “I chose Illinois because the program and coaching staff are amazing. Illinois is a place that I see myself thriving not only as a great athlete, but as a better man.”
• Plans to major in sports management

Dezmond Schuster
Gonzales, La. / East Ascension / Hutchinson CC
OL / 6-5 / 330
TW: @DezmondSchuster
IG: @Getlike.Dezz

2022 Freshman (Hutchinson CC)
• Three-star juco recruit by 247Sports, ESPN
• Juco national ranks: #19 (247), #22 (ESPN)
• Juco position ranks: #1 (ESPN), #2 (247)
• 2022 All-KJCCC first team
• Offers included Nebraska

High School
• Played for head coach Darnell Lee at East Ascension High School
• Two-time all-conference

Personal
• Son of Ben Collins and Dwanda Schuster
• Two brothers, Benjamin and Kameron Scott, and four sisters, Janasia, Ajana, Maisia and Lei
• Chose Illinois because, “The fans and also the players making it feel like home and I was apart of the family.”

Trey Smith
Ocoee, Fla. / Ocoee
OLB / 6-4 / 230
TW: @7Csmith
IG: @calvinsmith._

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, On3, and Rivals
• Position ranks: #57 (247), #71 (On3), #105 (ESPN)
• State ranks: #99 (247), #105 (On3), #133 (ESPN)
• Played for his father and head coach Aaron Sheppard at Ocoee High School
• Led the region in sacks
• All-metro first team
• Offers included Arkansas, Boston College, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia

Personal
• Born on June 17, 2005
• Son of Aaron and Amanda Sheppard
• One brother, Micah, and two sisters, Autumn, and Aria
• Chose Illinois because, “Because the coaching staff makes me feel at home and Illinois also has one of the best animal science programs in the country.”
• Plans on majoring in animal science

Cal Swanson
Ardmore, Okla. / Ardmore
QB / 6-3 / 190
TW: @_calswanson_
IG: @_calswanson_

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, On3, and Rivals
• Position ranks: #23 (Rivals), #27 (ESPN), #37 (On3), #71 (247)
• State ranks: #9 (On3), #9 (Rivals), #10 (ESPN), #18 (247)
• Played for head coach Josh Newby at Ardmore High School
• Four-year letterwinner
• OSSAA 5A Offensive Player of the Year
• All-state selection as a junior
• Principal’s honor roll

Personal
• Born on September 23, 2004
• Son of Lance and Christi Swanson
• Father played safety at Oklahoma from 1987-91
• Uncle, Richard Dillon, played linebacker at Oklahoma from 1985-89
• Cousin, Jack Dillon, played linebacker at Memphis from 2013-17
• Two brothers, Carter and Landry
• Chose Illinois because, “I really enjoyed Champaign when I went up there. The coaches were really down to earth and easy to talk to. It seemed like they had something really special going on up there.”
• Plans on majoring in communications

Zach Tobe
Ocoee, Fla. / Ocoee
DB / 6-2 / 180
TW: @Oztobe
IG: @Whynot5._

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, On3, and Rivals
• Position ranks: #62 (On3), #82 (ESPN), #116 (247)
• State ranks: #81 (On3), #166 (ESPN), #176 (247)
• Played for head coach Aaron Sheppard at Ocoee High School
• Four-year letterwinner
• Academic honor roll all four years
• Offers included Arkansas, Boston College, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon State, Purdue, and Tennessee

Personal
• Born on May 11, 2005
• Son of Jessie and Aretha Tobe
• Two brothers and one sister
• Chose Illinois because, “Of the culture and the direction that the program is going. I also loved the coaches and the players. I felt that I fit in with them.”
• Plans on majoring in business

Jeremiah Warren
Belleville, Mich. / Belleville
DL / 6-3 / 290
TW: @_biggz1
IG: @jwarren5_

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals
• Position ranks: #132 (On3), #138 (247)
• State ranks: #17 (On3), #25 (247)
• Played for head coaches Jermain Crowell and DeJuan Rogers at Belleville High School
• Two-time team captain
• 2022 Detroit Free Press All-State
• KLAA Academic All-Conference
• Honor Roll
• Offers included Army, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Liberty, Navy, Northern Illinois, and Western Michigan

Personal
• Born July 11, 2005
• Son of Vincent and Cindy Warren
• Four brothers, Vincent, Evan, Isaiah, and Max, and four sisters, Lauren, Alicia, Miranda, Mercedes
• Youngest of nine siblings
• Brother, Max, played football at Olivet and Ferris State
• Chose Illinois because, “love the coaching staff, environment feels like home, great place to be developed.
• Plans to major in pre-veterinary

Kenari Wilcher
Clewiston, Fla. / Moore Haven
ATH / 6-0 / 170
TW: @KenariWilcher
IG: @Ksevynn

High School
• Three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN, On3, and Rivals
• Position ranks: #40 (Rivals), #68 (On3), #87 (ESPN), #101 (247)
• State ranks: #84 (On3), #96 (Rivals), #147 (ESPN), #164 (247)
• Played for head coach Jack Garrett at Moore Haven Middle-High School
• Four-year letterwinner
• Caught 58 passes for a state-leading 1,516 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior
• 2022 all-state
• 2021 all-state honorable mention
• All-honor student in the collegiate academy
• Offers included Indiana, Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, FIU, USF, and Western Kentucky

Personal
• Born December 1, 2004
• Son of Kenneth Wilcher and Niterria Love
• Three brothers, Skylar, Keagan, and Kearan and three sisters, Kate, British, and Brazil
• Chose Illinois because, “It felt the most welcoming and they have a lot of guys from Florida who I connected with. Coach Henry already feels like family and Coach Bielema is the type of coach that can get me to the next level. Coach McDonald can improve my overall aspect of playing receiver.”
• Plans to major in engineering

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