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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Illini's Beckman making in-home visits

By Jared Shanker

The in-home visit from the head coach can often make or break a recruitment.

That might be the case with three-star Chicago Simeon linebacker Reggie Spearman, an Illinois commit since the summer.

Illinois coach Tim Beckman will meet with Spearman at his home this week. Spearman recently said he was "50-50" between remaining with Illinois and flipping to Iowa.

Another in-home visit will go to four-star athlete Aaron Bailey (Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook). Bailey is considered the future at quarterback of a program that struggled in 2012 in the first year under Beckman.

ESPN 300 target and in-state recruit Josh Augusta from Peoria (Ill.) High School is also scheduled to officially visit Champaign the weekend of Jan. 18. Augusta is a Missouri lean.