The Illinois Fighting Illini signed their second commit on National Signing Day, Tyler White. White is a three-star recruit by Scout and 247 Sports. He is also ranked as the No. 53 tight end in the nation by 247 Sports and the No. 65 tight end in the nation by Scout.
White committed to the Illini on October 1st, 2012. He only made one visit to Illinois on September 29th for their game against Penn State. Illinois did not have much competition when recruiting him and that played into first-year Recruiting Coordinator, Alex Golesh, getting his pledge.
Tyler White played his high school ball at Plainwell High School in Plainwell, Michigan. The Plainwell Trojans made it to the second round of the Division 3 Michigan State Playoffs. They would lose in their second round game to Harper Creek, 10-26. As a senior tight end, he had 19 catches for 263 yards and two touchdowns, along with 11 carries for 37 yards. He also earned All-Wolverine Conference honors as a senior.
Out of the twelve signees that Illinois has at this moment, White was the second recruit to fax in his Letter of Intent. He is the only tight end to have signed with Illinois on NSD.
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