Nov 17, 2012; Champaign, IL, USA;Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Tim Beckman during the first quarter against the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Football Recruiting: Abens Cajuste and Four Other Players Sign Letters of Intent


On December 19th, the Illinois Fighting Illini had a total of five players sign their letters of intent to play for the team. Here are the five players to sign to Illinois.

Abens Cajuste

  • 6’3″, 305 pound defensive tackle from Miami, Florida
  • Played at Victor Valley Community College

Last season, Cajuste recorded 40 tackles, two tackles-for-loss, 4.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.

Cajuste is ranked 56th in the state of California, 20th among defensive tackles, and 168th nationally among junior college recruits by 247Sports.

Dallas Hinkhouse

  • 6’5″, 270 pound offensive tackle from Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • Played at Iowa Western Community College

On November 20th, Hinkhouse was named to the Midwest Football Conference First-Team All-Conference.

The three-star recruit is ranked 7th in the state of Iowa, 18th among offensive guards, and 169th nationally among junior college recruits by 247Sports.

Eric Finney

  • 6’0″, 210 pound safety from Valencia, California
  • Played at College of the Canyons

Finney is a two-star recruit and has two years of eligibility left.

Zane Petty

  • 6’1″, 185 pound safety from Sacramento, California
  • Played at American River Community College

Last season, Petty recorded 90 tackles, seven interceptions, and forced one fumble.

He is ranked 53rd in the state of California, 11th among safeties, and 160th nationally among junior college recruits by 247Sports.

Martize Barr

  • 5’11″, 195 pound wide receiver from Washington, D.C.
  • Played at Iowa Western Community College

Barr recorded 498 receiving yards on 31 catches and scored five touchdowns in 2012.

He is ranked 12th in the state of Iowa, 26th among wide receivers, and 212th nationally among junior college recruits by 247Sports.

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