Nov 24, 2011; Evanston, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Tim Beckman leads his team to the field before the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Football Recruiting: Joshua Alabi Receives Offer From Fighting Illini


The Illinois Fighting Illini extended an offer to one of the top prospects in the state of Michigan in 2014 defensive end/offensive guard Joshua Alabi on Thursday.

Alabi has received some serious attention from the Big Ten as the Illini are the fifth Big Ten team to offer at him. The young DT/OG is also heavily interested in three other teams from the Big Ten.

So far, the top 5 Michigan prospect has received offers from the Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Ohio State Buckeyes, Illinois Fighting Illini, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Tennessee Volunteers, and Wisconsin Badgers.

Right now, it is projected that the Detroit native is heavily interested in Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State and many experts believe the Wolverines will earn his commitment eventually.

The 247 Crystal Ball has the Wolverines as the 100% predicted spot for the young prospect to land.

The four-star recruit is currently ranked 4th in the state of Michigan, 24th among offensive tackles, and 216th among 2014 high school recruits by 247Sports.

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