Source: Simeon's Spearman picks Illini

August, 7, 2012
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Simeon senior linebacker Reggie Spearman committed to Illinois on Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Spearman, who is 6-foot-1 and 218 pounds, also had offers from Akron, Ball State, Houston , Indiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, Northern Illinois, Toledo and Western Michigan.

Spearman is ranked the No. 47 outside linebacker in the country and is the 15th-ranked prospect in the state by ESPN Recruiting.

Illinois now has 17 commitments, including six from in state, in its Class of 2013.

Scott Powers is the Blackhawks beat reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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