April 17, 2006

Thomas checks out Illini

6-foot-5, 225-pound West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West defensive end Solomon Thomas unofficially visited Ron Zook and his Fighting Illini program over the weekend. Illinois has offered Thomas a scholarship and the defender talks about his trip to Champaign and recruitment in this update from the Orange&Blue News.

"I did enjoy my trip to Champaign. I liked them before but now that I have seen more of the campus, met the coaches and Coach Zook, they are a school I am really looking hard at."

"I met the coaches, then went out and watched the scrimmage on Saturday. My recruiting coach is Coach Dawson and I talked to him, Coach Zook and Coach Sims a lot. They all said they really wanted me at Illinois. I also got to meet some of the recruits they have coming in and they talked about how excited they are about Illinois football."

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