Illini Close Strong on National Signing Day

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois on Wednesday added the highest-rated signing class since Tim Beckman became coach before the 2012 season.

The Illini got a boost this week when highly regarded running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn of Nashville, Tennessee, and Chicago defensive lineman Jamal Milan chose Illinois.

Rivals.com ranks Illinois' class 46th in the country and sixth in the 14-team Big Ten.

Beckman said the team's December trip to the Heart of Dallas Bowl helped strengthen the class. Illinois (6-7) hadn't been to a bowl game since the 2011 season.

Below is the complete list of the 25-man recruiting class.  For more detailed information, and recruiting videos, go to fightingillini.com.

Sean Adesanya        LEO 6-3 230 Rahway, N.J.
Desmond Cain        WR 5-11 180 Delray Beach, Fla.
Reggie Corbin         RB 5-10 185 Upper Marlboro, Md.
Trenard Davis         DB 5-11 190 Boynton Beach, Fla.
Julian Jones             LB 6-2 210 Atlanta, Ga.
Zeke Martin            OL 6-5 275 Medina, Ohio
Sam Mays               WR 6-3 200 Missouri City, Texas
Gabe Megginson     OL 6-5 300 Jacksonville, Ill.
Jamal Milan             DL 6-2 310 Chicago, Ill.
Patrick Nelson         DB 6-0 205 Chicago, Ill.
Caleb Reams            TE 6-3 250 Gurnee, Ill.
Adam Solomon        OL 6-5 300 Indianapolis, Ind.
Frank Sumpter         DB 5-10 175 Cleveland, Oh.
Ke'Shawn Vaughn   RB 5-10 200 Antioch, Tenn.
Cameron Watkins    DB 6-0 180 Madison, Tenn.
Justice Williams       LB 6-3 200 Frisco, Texas

Early Enrollees

Connor Brennan    OL 6-5 285 Sonoma, Calif.
Dre Brown             RB 5-11 200 DeKalb, Ill.
Andrew Davis        TE 6-6 225 Marion, Iowa  
Henry Enyenihi      RB 5-11 210 Lawrenceville, Ga.
Jordan Fagan          OL 6-6 285 Chula Vista, Calif.
Jimmy Fitzgerald   QB 6-3 220 Champaign
Jeff George, Jr.       QB 6-3 190 Indianapolis
Zach Heath             OL 6-4 290 Penryn Calif.  
Ainslie Johnson     TE 6-2 225 Anaheim, Calif.
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