Illinois recruiting target Austin Colbert, a four-star forward from Gladstone, N.J., on Monday made a verbal commitment to play for John Groce and the Illini.
Illinois beat out Villanova, Seton Hall and Miami.
The 6-foot-9 forward from Gill St. Bernard's can sign a letter of intent on Wednesday.
Illinois is expected to sign four other players Wednesday: Belleville East guard Malcolm Hill, Springboro, Ohio, center Maverick Morgan and the Simeon backcourt duo of Kendrick Nunn and Jaylon Tate.
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