Dudek commits to Illinois

Dudek commits to Illinois

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman and Illinois recruiting coordinator Alex Golesh both stressed two areas last Friday.

The importance of recruiting Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.

And picking up some wide receivers for the Class of 2014.

Illinois hit on both areas Wednesday night.

Naperville Neuqua Valley (Ill.) High School wide receiver Mike Dudek became the third player to give Beckman a verbal commitment in the Class of 2014, joining Centerville (Ohio) High School defensive lineman Tito Odenigbo and Lincoln-Way East (Ill.) High School center Nick Allegretti.

Dudek, who also returns punts and kicks, caught 46 passes for 991 yards and 14 touchdowns last fall for Neuqua Valley, which finished 12-1 and advanced to the Class 8A state semifinals.

Dudek checks in at 5 feet, 11 inches and 175 pounds and is known for his speed.

Illinois is his only offer, with Indiana, Maryland and Wisconsin showing interest.


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Moonpie wrote on April 04, 2013 at 7:04 am

Another smallish WR with only one offer. Surely the Lazy Gazoo can spin him as the next Jerry Rice.

jnaour wrote on April 04, 2013 at 9:04 am


I don't respond to your posts normally because, well, they're just mostly idiotic.  But to call out a HS kid who just committed to my beloved is just ridiclous.  Did you even go to the U of I?  If you did, I'm ashamed.  

AlD5862 wrote on April 04, 2013 at 1:04 pm

janour,  You are absolutely right about moonpie;  I have never read such negative comments on every subject that appears on illinihq.com like the illustrious moonpie does.  I have quit reading any comments that he writes.