Malik Turner commits to Illinois

The Illinois Fighting Illini added a pledge from wide receiver Malik Turner (Springfield, Ill./Sacred Heart-Griffin), according to multiple reports.

"Illinois was my first offer and they were the first team to really believe in me," he told the Chicago Tribune. "They offered me when a lot of others had doubts. Illinois offers a great education, plus I'm excited about the football program."

Ball State also extended a scholarship offer to the 6-foot-1, 195-pound prospect. Iowa, Michigan State and Northern Illinois showed interest.