The Illini are keeping Lincoln-Way West linebacker BJ Bello at home, after he had initially committed to Western Michigan.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
“I called up the coaches at Western Michigan and told them I was going to sign with Illinois,” said Bello, who committed to Western Michigan in September. “ It was something I felt I had to do. Illinois is just too good of an opportunity for me to pass up.”
Bello was recruited by the new Illinois coaches when they were at Toledo, a key factor in his change of heart.
“I’ve liked these coaches since they were at Toledo, and to see them now at Illinois just made the decision that much easier,” Bello said. “Illinois offers me a chance to play in the Big Ten, along with getting a top-notch education.”
Here’s some video of Bello: