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Illinois signs recruiting class of 19

2/1/2012

New Illinois coach Tim Beckman has announced his first recruiting class, which includes 19 players, two of whom (defensive back TaJarvis Fuller and tight end Daniel Rhodes) have enrolled early.

Here are the signees:

Dami Ayoola, RB

Robbie Bain, OL

Taylor Barton, DB

B.J. Bello, DB

V'Angelo Bentley, DB

Devin Church, RB

Ryan Frain, K

TaJarvis Fuller, DB

Justin Hardee, DB

Jevaris Little, DB

Mason Monheim, LB

T.K. Neal, LB

Teko Powell, DT

Jason Robertson, WR

Daniel Rhodes, TE

Joe Spencer, OL

Mike Sventina, LB

Lakeith Walls, RB

Vontrell Williams, DT

The class includes six players from Ohio, five from Illinois, five from Florida, and one each from Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. It features players that have combined to play in 160 playoff games and seven state championship games, won four state titles and one national championship.