Will Illinois' struggles cost in recruiting?

A poor season has some recruits waffling in their commitment to Illini

Originally Published: October 21, 2009
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

The word commitment holds different meanings to different people.

When it comes to high school football recruiting, that is especially the case, and Illinois' football program knows all too well about it right now. The Illini have nine commitments for next year, and most of them vary in strength.

For Downers Grove South quarterback Chandler Whitmer, Niles West offensive lineman Shawn Afryl, Lincoln (Fla.) linebacker Mark Wilson and Fulton offensive linemane Michael ...

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