February 2, 2007

“Everything just seems right.”

An Illini recruit preparing to sign next week still can't believe he is part of such a heralded class of athletes.

Steve Matas, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound defensive lineman from Mentor, Ohio, pledged his services to Ron Zook's Illini in October. Despite his relative early commitment, he told OrangeandBlueNews.com that the recruiting derby was a bit long for his liking.

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