July 9, 2007

Illini trip planned

Receiving a dozen and a half offers by July usually makes for a long recruiting process. 6-foot-3, 218-pound Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward linebacker Justin Staples is certainly greatful for such an abundance of official offers, but remains months away from a decision.

Staples hesitates to name any schools by name, but will list the criteria he's looking for to decide which school best fits his needs.

Family and location are two factors Illinois, and their rival to the north, Northwestern, have in common for Staples.

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