Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Big additions for Illinois, Penn State
By Adam Rittenberg
The Big Ten signing classes are rolling in, but a few prospects still are announcing their college choices.
Both Illinois and Penn State got some good news Wednesday afternoon as heralded prospects Jon Davis and Adrian Amos put pen to paper.
Davis, an ESPNU 150 selection as an athlete, picked Illinois ahead of both Louisville and Kentucky. He's the highest-rated member of Illinois' massive 2011 class (nation's No. 138 player). Davis played tight end in high school and could be an excellent fit in Paul Petrino's offense. He originally committed to Kentucky but switched to Illinois.
Amos, a three-star safety from Baltimore, adds to Penn State's late recruiting momentum. ESPN Recruiting rates him as the nation's No. 68 safety. Penn State loses both of its starting safeties (Nick Sukay and Drew Astorino) after the 2011 season, so Amos' pledge comes at a good time. Amos originally committed to Connecticut but started looking around after coach Randy Edsall left for Maryland.