Corbin picks Illinois

Corbin picks Illinois

The Illinois football team received an oral commitment on Tuesday night from a running back in Washington, D.C.

Reggie Corbin, a Class of 2015 recruit, pledged to the Illini ahead of offers from Marshall, Old Dominion, Toledo and Washington State.

He plays at Gonzaga College High School in our nation’s capital, and the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Corbin rushed for 1,103 yards on 125 carries and caught 11 passes for 177 yards last fall in 11 games.

Gonzaga finished 6-5.

“I am so blessed to announce that I am Officially Committed to the University of Illinois #IlliniNation #BigTen @IlliniFootball,” Corbin tweeted on Tuesday evening.

Corbin ­— who was primarily recruited by  Illinois recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Alex Golesh ­— is the fourth commit for Tim Beckman’s upcoming recruiting class, joining Centennial quarterback Jimmy Fitzgerald, DeKalb running back Dre Brown and Jacksonville offensive lineman Gabe Megginson.

“Illinois showed me a lot of love,” Corbin said late Tuesday night. “It felt like a second home. The coaches felt like mentors and uncles. They really seemed to care about my future.”