Joliet's Ferguson commits to Illini

Joliet Catholic senior running back Josh Ferguson has committed to Illinois, according to multiple reports.

Ferguson, who is 5-10 and 175 pounds, was one of the state's top running backs last season. He rushed for 1,596 yards and 20 touchdowns on 178 carries as a junior. In the Class 5A state championship, he ran for 107 yards.

The Illini now have five in-state recruits and nine total.

Scott Powers covers high school and college sports for ESPNChicago.com and can be reached at spowers@espnchicago.com.