Illinois lands huge in-state recruit in Simeon's Malik Elzy

lllinois head coach Bret Bielema's mission to keep the state's top-ranked high school players close to home took a big step forward Saturday.Simeon...

January 8, 2023
2:10 AM

lllinois head coach Bret Bielema's mission to keep the state's top-ranked high school players close to home took a big step forward Saturday.Simeon wide receiver Malik Elzy, a consensus four-star recruit, announced his intention to join the Fighting Illini during Saturday's High School All-American game in San Antonio, Texas.The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder originally committed to the University of Cincinnati in July, but reopened his recruitment in October. He ultimately selected Illinois from five finalists, which also included Notre Dame, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Notre Dame.

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