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LOUISVILLE, Ky. —  Another week, another top-50 recruit giving Illinois and John Groce a verbal commitment.     

Less than two weeks after Memphis (Tenn.) White Station forward Leron Black pledged his allegiance to the Illini during his official visit to campus, Louisville (Ky.) Ballard point guard Quentin Snider announced his commitment at his high school gym on Thursday night. The 6-foot point guard, a four-star recruit rated 31st by Scout, 28th by ESPN and 31st by Rivals, picked Illinois after taking an official visit to UCLA earlier in the month. Snider visited Illinois last weekend and received a home visit from Groce and Illinois assistant Dustin Ford on Monday.

UCLA's Steve Alford visited the Snider home Tuesday. Snider was scheduled to make a trip to Michigan State this weekend and UConn later this month.

"When I went to UCLA, it was a beautiful campus, real nice. To be honest, right when I got off the UCLA visit, I wanted to commit," Snider said. "But I wanted to take another visit and Illinois, it just seemed perfect for me."

USC, Cincinnati and Oklahoma State were also listed among the final seven schools Snider was considering since he decommitted from Louisville in July.

Snider, who originally made a commitment to Louisville in the summer of 2011, becomes the third member of Illinois’ 2014 recruiting class, joining Black and Centennial forward Michael Finke.

Snider visited Illinois last weekend and received a home visit from Groce and Illinois assistant coach Dustin Ford on Monday.

"What I like about Illinois is Coach Groce, he's a real good guy. When I talk to him, he seems real trustworthy," Snider said. "When I talk to the players about him, they say everything he says is true. He's a good man, a good family man and that's why I'm going to go there."

UCLA's Steve Alford visited the Snider home Tuesday. Snider was scheduled to make a trip to Michigan State this weekend and UConn later this month.

USC, Cincinnati and Oklahoma State were also listed among the final seven schools Snider was considering since he decommitted from Louisville in July.

Snider, who originally made a commitment to Louisville in the summer of 2011, becomes the third member of Illinois’ 2014 recruiting class, joining Black and Centennial forward Michael Finke.

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