We're taking snapshots of each position group with each Big Ten team entering the spring. Up next: the linebackers. Illinois: The Illini lose an All-Big Ten player in Jonathan Brown but still have decent overall depth at linebacker.
about 1479 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
B.J. Bello (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way West) and Mike Svetina (Cleveland/St. Ignatius) were both committed to MAC schools. An opportunity to play in the Big Ten was too good to pass up, though, and both confirmed in a text message they committed to Illinois on Sunday morning.
about 2245 days ago | Jared Shanker | NCF On The Trail
Big safety B.J. Bello (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way West) has decommitted from Western Michigan and is now set to play in the Big Ten for Illinois, multiple sources report. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Bello, who originally picked WMU in September, was also offered by Bowling Green, Ball State and Toledo.