Monheim is Beckman's first at Illinois

High two-star inside linebacker Mason Monheim (Orrville, Ohio) became Tim Beckman's first commitment as the coach of Illinois on Saturday, multiple sources report.

Miami-Ohio, Akron, Eastern Michigan, Kent State and Toledo, where Beckman previously coached, also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-1, 215-pound senior.

Monheim is the nation's No. 53-rated inside linebacker according to ESPNU.