Weekend visit helps Indianapolis receiver decide against Illinois Fighting Illini

Wide receiver Davion Chandler had offers from several other Big Ten schools, but apparently his visit to Illinois last weekend was the deciding factor.

Shortly after his trip, Chandler committed to the Fighting Illini.

Chandler is the 22nd recruit from Indiana, according to 247Sports. In a post on X, formerly Twitter, he said he is “100% committed.”

Chandler, who is a rising senior at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, had 40 receptions for 779 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. He is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports. Other schools that recruited him included Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin.


It appears that the Illinois Fighting Illini football program does not have to worry about defensive end Isaiah White deviating from his verbal commitment.

On Monday, White announced his commitment via X, formerly Twitter. In the post, White said he is “1000%” committed to the Illini. He is rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports and ranks him as the nation's 40th-ranked prospect at his position.

White comes to Illinois after playing for one of the top programs in Indiana. Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis is coming off a state championship season. The 6-foot-3, 275-pound White had 69 tackles and 7.5 sacks as a junior.

Three-star defender decides to stay in the state

The Illinois Fighting Illini received another verbal commitment when defensive lineman Cameron Brooks announced his plans.

Brooks posted on X, formerly Twitter, that he plans to join the Illini program in the fall of 2025.

Last year, Brooks had 58 tackles and 39 pressures at Homewood-Flossmoor in the Chicago area. He is ranked as the state's most promising player by 247Sports.

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