The Illinois Fighting Illini signed their third commit on National Signing Day, Caleb Day. Day is a four-star recruit by Rivals and three-star recruit by Scout, ESPN and 247 Sports. He is ranked as the No. 23 athlete in the nation and the No. 25 player in Ohio by 247 Sports.
Day committed to the Fighting Illini on June 21st, 2012. This was a big signing for first-year Recruiting Coordinator, Alex Golesh, because Illinois was not the only Big Ten school in Day’s final list. In the end, it came down to Illinois or Michigan State and Illinois got the signing.
Caleb Day played his high school ball at Hilliard Darby High School in Hilliard, Ohio. The Hilliard Panthers made it to the Division I Ohio State Playoffs. They lost to Pickerington North, 14-24, in their second round game. As a senior, he had 45 tackles, five interceptions, 13 PBUs and two fumble recoveries to go along with 60 rushes for 463 yards and nine touchdowns, and 32 catches for 490 yards and six touchdowns. He also earned first-team All-State, first-team All-Metro, All-District and All-Ohio Central Conference honors as a senior.
Out of the twelve signees that Illinois has at this moment, Day was the third recruit to fax in his Letter of Intent. He is one of six defensive backs to sign with the Illini on NSD.
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