We're taking snapshots of each position group with every Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the defensive backs. Illinois: The secondary returns mostly intact from 2013, as Illinois returns starters at both cornerback spots (V'Angelo Bentley and Eaton Spence), as well as Zane Petty, who started the final seven games at free safety.
about 389 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
Athlete Justin Goodwin (Madison, N.J.) committed Thursday to play for Rutgers, the Star-Ledger reports. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Temple and Old Dominion also extended scholarship offers to the 5-foot-11, 185-pound prospect.
Junior Anthony Cioffi (Springfield, N.J./Jonathan Dayton) has become the first Class of 2013 commitment for Rutgers, according to the Star-Ledger. "I've always loved Rutgers. It's the ideal fit for me -- close to home and a great school academically," said Cioffi.