Sep 24, 2011; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini cheerleaders celebrate a touchdown during the second half against the Western Michigan Broncos at Memorial Stadium. Illinois defeated Western Michigan 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Reid Compton-US PRESSWIRE

Illinois Football Recruiting: Abens Cajuste Visits Illinois


2013 defensive tackle Abens Cajuste will be visiting the Illinois Fighting Illini this weekend. This will be his second visit and will still have two more remaining. Last weekend, he visited the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Illinois has a bye this week after they finished their season 2-10 after losing to Northwestern 50-14 in their season finale.

Cajuste currently has offers from sixteen teams. However, he is only interested in seven of those sixteen teams.

His Top 7 teams are Pittsburgh, Illinois, Kansas State, New Mexico, Purdue, Rutgers, and Washington State. Pittsburgh is at the head of the pack with Illinois in second and KSU in third.

The Illini will need to make a strong case if they want to move up on Cajuste’s list. They did not have a very good season as they won only two games and did not win a single game in the Big Ten. Kansas State is ranked sixth in the current BCS Rankings and could win the Big 12 this weekend. However, Pittsburgh won five games, but did not do well in the Big East this season.

Abens Cajuste will visit Kansas State on December 7th and Pittsburgh on December 14th.

This three-star recruit from Victor Valley College is currently ranked 42nd in the state of California, 17th among defensive tackles, and 144th nationally among junior college recruits by 247Sports. The 6’3″, 305 pound recruit recorded 40 tackles, ten tackles-for-loss, 4.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery at Victor Valley College this season.

Cajuste only has two years of eligibility left.

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