Four-star wide receiver Carmoni Green has committed to the University of Illinois Fighting Illini, according to a report from Gus Ramos of Illini 24/7. Green, standing at 6-1 and weighing 192 pounds, currently plays high school football at Miami Central.
The up-and-comer, who has been a priority of the Illini all summer, chose Illinois over the likes of Oregon State, Pittsburgh and the University of Central Florida. The high-school senior recently visited Champaign and late July and was impressed with what Illinois had to offer.
“It was nice and a beautiful facility, all the coaches are big time and those guys have good history,” said Green.
When Green paid a visit to Illinois several weeks ago, he came with two of his high school teammates (Owen Carney and Kywan Smith). Green and his teammates spent three days in Champaign and interacted with the team and the coaching staff.
According to Green, head coach Lovie Smith played a significant role in his decision.
“[Lovie Smith] said he was looking for guys who can stretch the field,” said Green. “He’s an interesting coach because he is a head coach that talks soft. He’s just a great guy overall.”
The young pass catcher should see immediate playing time upon eventually arriving on campus.
Green isn’t the only recruit that Smith and the Illini have landed recently. Illinois has also landed commitments from fellow wide receiver Tony Adams of St. Louis, Missouri and tackle Larry Boyd, also of St. Louis.
In addition, the Illini are waiting on a decision from defensive lineman Olere Oladipo, an Illinois native.