Apr 12, 2014; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Tim Beckman looks on during the third quarter of the spring game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Fighting Illini Football Recruiting: Steven Claude Receives Offer From Illinois


On Wednesday, Tim Beckman and company extended an offer to 2015 wide receiver Steven Claude. Claude is one of the Top 100 recruits from the state of Florida.

Illinois is just the fourteenth team and first Big Ten team to offer at Claude. So far, the Miami, Florida native has offers from Illinois, Duke, West Virginia, Cincinnati, FIU, Louisville, Marshall, South Florida, Toledo, UAB, UCF, Utah, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest.

Per 247Sports, Steven Claude is heavily interested in Duke and West Virginia. The majority of the recruiting experts on the 247Sports Crystal Ball have the Champagnat Catholic WR giving his verbal to WVU. However, that majority is just 30%.

During his junior season, Claude recorded 697 receiving yards on 40 receptions with seven receiving touchdowns.

The three-star recruit is currently ranked 80th in the state of Florida, 75th among wide receivers, and 662nd among 2015 high school recruits by 247Sports.

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