Illinois jumps into Dondi Kirby's top five 

September, 29, 2010
At the beginning of September, defensive back Dondi Kirby (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) said he had narrowed his list of at least 16 scholarship offers down to five schools -- USC, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina and Iowa. Kirby continues to say he is looking at five schools, but his list has changed slightly. Illinois has replaced North Carolina.

Kirby was going to make an official visit to USC the weekend of Sept. 11, but the Trojans wanted to move the trip back to later in the football season. Kirby was also planning to make an official visit to Florida the weekend of Oct. 9, but that visit is also off because Kirby will be taking the ACT.

"I'm going to try to take official visits to all five schools, but if that doesn't happen I'll at least visit two," Kirby said. "I'd like to visit USC and Florida."