Illinois State football signs 10 recruits

Brock Spack
Illinois State football coach Brock Spack addressed fans and the media on National Signing Day on Wednesday at Hancock Stadium Club. (Photo courtesy GoRedbirds.com)

By Eric Stock

NORMAL – Illinois State football coach Brock Spack has finished this year’s recruiting class with 10 signess, to bring the total to 31 new players.

PODCAST: Listen to Spack’s comments to supporters on WJBC.

Recruiting coordinator Khenon Hall said the Redbirds found what they were looking for this year.

“We wanted to focus on speed at the receiver position and (defensive) line,” Hall said. “I think we hit all those points. I think we got the guys we targeted.”

A majority of the recruits come from the defensive side of the ball.

“We are fairly young offensively, we didn’t need much offensively, so we tried to focus on dense,” Hall said. “Then (at receiver), we needed some (recruits). We lost eight guys from last year’s fall camp.”

ISU added three defensive backs, two defensive linemen, a linebacker and a wide receiver. The Redbirds also signed three preferred walkons, including Normal Community defensive lineman Dalton Tevis.

Eric Stock can be reached at eric.stock@cumulus.com.

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