February 3, 2007
First commit of 2006
Six-foot-five, 275-pound Batavia (Ill.) lineman Mike Garrity was the first 2007 prospect to verbally commit to Ron Zook's program last summer. He than went out and had an all-state fall and lead his high school team to the Class 6A title game in Champaign. Get the latest in Garrity in this report from the Orange&Blue News.
Why the early commitment to Illinois?
After getting interest from Michigan, Iowa, Purdue, Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, Garrity decided to dodge the crazed recruiting process by deciding on Illinois.
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