Illinois lures LB away from Canes 

November, 17, 2011
Four-star outside linebacker Keith Brown (Miami, Fla./Norland) switched his commitment from Miami-FL to Illinois Wednesday night, multiple sources report. Brown made an official visit for the weekend of October 11th.

Despite the commitment to Miami, he considered other programs for some time. Florida State, Florida, South Florida, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Rutgers, Clemson, Wisconsin, Alabama, Purdue, Texas Tech, Central Florida and Florida International also offered.

Brown, who was Miami's first Class of 2012 pledge after posting 97 tackles as a sophomore, made three other official visits; Clemson (September 23rd), Purdue (October 7th) and South Florida (October 21st).