Illinois is slowly building a pipeline to Trotwood-Madison in Ohio. Illini coach Tim Beckman picked up his second commitment in the 2013 class from the southwest Ohio program Friday.
Safety Reon Dawson (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) committed to Illinois, Trotwood-Madison coach Moe Douglass confirmed in a text message.
Dawson's teammate, Jarrod Clements, committed to Illinois on May 1.
Beckman coached at Toledo before becoming the Illini coach in December.