A commitment date has been set for a highly-touted prospect who would make an immediate impact for head coach Bret Bielema and the Illinois football team.
Three-star wide receiver Famah Toure will be announcing his college decision on Friday, July 22. Toure has collected 15 scholarship offers, but Rutgers and the Illini appear to be the frontrunners and both of whom he took official visits to already, according to 247Sports. Duke, Kentucky, Maryland, Ole Miss, Pitt, and Syracuse are among some of the other big-named programs to extend an offer.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver from Irvington High School in Pleasantville, New Jersey is ranked the No. 986 prospect nationally and No. 17 in New Jersey for the 2023 class.
The three-star helped guide the Blue Knights to a 12-2 record and a 2021 State Championship victory this past season as well.
The Irvington product earned a plethora of post-season accolades following the Blue Knights’ championship run, including:
- NJ.com’s All-Group 4 Second Team
- USA Today All-Essex County First Team
- Jersey Sports Zone All-Zone Public Team
What would a commitment mean for the Illinois football program?
With a commitment, Toure would become the 17th member of Illinois’ 2023 recruiting class, and he would be the group’s 15th three-star commit. He would also become the class’ first wide receiver commit and the second recruit out of New Jersey.
The class currently ranks No. 44 in the country and No.12 in the Big Ten.
A commitment from Toure would also be a major selling point for his little brother, Vaboue Toure, who has also been offered by the Illini.
Vaboue is a four-star safety, who is ranked No. 189 nationally and No. 5 in New Jersey for the class of 2024.