MacArthur's ShawnTrez Spates Commits to SIU

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DECATUR -- For the 2nd year in a row, the MacArthur High School football team will send an athlete to a Division I program.

ShawnTrez Spates (2015) committed to Southern Illinois University over the weekend.

The Saluki coaching staff tells him he'll get looks at both receiver and defensive back.

"He had been down there a couple times, they offered him, and he just felt that would be a great place to go to college," said his coach, and uncle, Derek Spates.

ShawnTrez said it was important to him to make the decision... Before the season started.

"I like the things they're doing down there," he said. "Coaching staff is great, position coach is great.  I like the way they just welcomed me in."

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