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Monday, January 21, 2013
CB Jaylen Dunlap commits after visit

By Jared Shanker

Jaylen Dunlap always knew where he wanted to go to school. He didn't know if it wanted him, though.

He finally received the coveted Illinois offer last week, and he committed Monday following an official visit.

"I always wanted to go but I had to know they wanted me," Dunlap said. "Coach [Tim] Beckman treated me like his own son."

Dunlap was leaning toward Western Michigan before Illinois offered. The pull to go to the in-state school was strong.

"I want to put the state on my back," he said. "We want to make Illinois the place to go."