CHAMPAIGN - John Groce and his Illini staff have secured a big commitment.
Maverick Morgan, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound center out of Springboro, Ohio, said this morning he has given a verbal commitment to Illinois. The 2013 prospect arrived on the UI campus for a visit Tuesday. The Illini staff was able to lock up the commitment, and Morgan will nix a visit to Wisconsin.
"I've known this staff for over a year now, from when they were back at (Ohio University)," Morgan said by phone. "I really love these guys. I think it's going to be great to play for them."
Morgan said his final list also included Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Dayton, Xavier and Minnesota.
"Everything clicked (at Illinois)," he said.
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