Illinois coach Ron Zook was at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School Wednesday to check on his commitment, DB Zeph Grimes, as well as junior DT Martin Aiken whom he has offered.
While there, he got a look at junior DL Dave Deleon (6-1 265) and made him a verbal offer. Juniors can't be officially offered until September.
Last season Deleon had 65 tackles with 28 for loss and 8 sacks.
USC recruiter Shane Beamer was also by the school today and is very interested in Deleon. He's already offered Aiken.
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East Carolina also checked on the players today.