Signed and sealed: Illinois Fighting Illini

The Big Ten's largest recruiting class is now official. Illinois has announced a 27-man recruiting class that includes players from 11 different states.

The Illini class includes eight players from within the state and four from Florida. There are 13 offensive players, 10 defensive players, three athletes and one specialist.

Here's the position breakdown:

OL: 5

WR: 3

RB: 2

QB: 1

LB: 2

P: 1

DL: 6

DB: 4

Athlete: 3

A few notes:

  • Illinois landed several of its top recruits late in the recruiting cycle. ESPNU 150 prospect Jon Davis committed Wednesday, while DE Darrius Caldwell made a verbal commitment in late January

  • Although not as highly rated, this class seems to resemble those Ron Zook brought in earlier in his Illini tenure. Although Illinois didn't clean up within the state, it landed several good prospects from the Southeast.