Illinois recruiting: All of the Fighting Illini’s 2018 de-commitments
3-star dual-threat QB Cordel Littlejohn (Roswell, Ga.) — Hard commit with Florida Atlantic
Littlejohn originally committed to Illinois on Aug. 31, 2017. His time being known as a future member of the Fighting Illini was short-lived, however, as on Sept. 26, he de-committed.
Four months after de-committing — on Jan. 26, 2018 — Littlejohn took an official visit to Florida Atlantic. The 6-foot-4 signal-caller then gave his verbal commitment two days later, on Jan. 28, to the Owls.
According to 247Sports, Littlejohn’s only scholarship offer from a Power 5 school has come from Illinois. The Fighting Illini currently possess the No. 54-ranked class in the country for 2018, while the Owls own the No. 95-ranked class.
Illinois currently has one 6-foot-4, dual-threat QB already signed in the 2018 class who is also deemed a 3-star recruit in MJ Rivers. The Fighting Illini also have a 3-star, 6-foot-3 dual-threat QB who is currently considered a hard commit for 2018 in Coran Taylor.
3-star OG Braeden Daniels (Carrollton, Texas) — Signed with Utah
Daniels originally committed to Illinois on Aug. 22, 2017. Daniels’ time as a verbal commit wasn’t too short-lived, however, on Nov. 10, he took an official visit to Utah.
Nearly one month later — on Dec. 17 — Daniels de-committed from Illinois. That same day, he announced his newest verbal commitment to Utah. Three days later, he signed his letter of intent to play for the Utes.
The Fighting Illini’s 2018 class from an offensive linemen perspective currently consists of one center, one guard and three tackles. The center is a 4-star prospect, while the rest are considered 3-star recruits.
3-star CB Antwain Walker (Oswego, Ill.) — Signed with Northern Illinois
Walker is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 155 player at his position and originally committed to Illinois on June 6, 2017. He then took an unofficial to visit the Fighting Illini on July 28, 2017, and perhaps that should have been a red flag.
Months passed, however, until Dec. 5. On that day, Walker de-committed from Illinois. The 6-foot-1 CB then committed to Northern Illinois 11 days later, and then on Dec. 20, he signed his letter of intent.
Illinois was Edwards’ lone Power 5 offer.