Trent Sherfield can add Illinois to his offer list.
The Danville junior quarterback and free safety received a scholarship offer from the state school located roughly 30 minutes from his hometown on Saturday.
That ups the total scholarship offers for the 6-foot-2-inch, 185-pound athlete to Illinois State, Indiana and Northern Illinois. Cincinnati, Nevada and Vanderbilt have also expressed strong interest in Sherfield, who has said he’d like to make a decision after Danville’s season ends this fall.
“I’ve been to a couple games (at Illinois) and a couple junior days,” said Sherfield, whose lead recruiter is Illinois defensive line coach Greg Colby, a Danville alum who played for the Vikings in the early 1970s. “I’ve had lunch with the coaches. I like the academics (at Illinois). I know it’s a really tough school to get in to, (but) the coaching staff treats everybody like family.”