The Illinois Fighting Illini received a big commitment on Monday. This newest commitment came in the form of 2013 three-star offensive tackle Dallas Hinkhouse. He choose the Illini over offers from Florida International, South Florida, Nevada, Akron, Appalachian State, Ball State, Memphis, Miami (OH), San Jose State, Southern Illinois, and Troy.
It was projected that Florida International, South Florida, and Nevada were among the favorites for landing Hinkhouse.
They went a perfect 11-0 overall and 4-0 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. Iowa Western defeated Butler 27-7 for the NJCAA National Championship. On November 20th, Hinkhouse was named to the Midwest Football Conference First-Team All-Conference.
The three-star recruit is currently ranked 7th in the state of Iowa, 17th among offensive guards, and 155th nationally among junior college recruits by 247Sports.
Hinkhouse will be a nice addition for the Illini. This past season in the Big Ten, Illinois’ offense was ranked 12th in total offense (272.1 yards per game), 10th in rushing offense (119.4 yards per game), and 11th in passing offense (152.8 yards per game).
Dallas Hinkhouse currently has three years or two seasons of eligibility left. This means that he still has a redshirt year available.
The Fighting Illini now have 26 commitments from the class of 2013.
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