Washington (D.C.) Dunbar cornerback Vontae Davis finally made his decision today deciding to head to the Midwest. The 6-foot-0, 184-pounder with 4.4-second speed selected Illinois over offers from Michigan State, Maryland and Virginia.
"He decided to go with Illinois," said Dunbar head coach Craig Jeffries. "He really liked coach Zook and saw the opportunity to be in the mix right away to possibly play. I know he really mentioned that he saw they have a definite need for cover corners like him. He also feels that as a team Illinois is on the rise."
In the end the decision was actually between Maryland and Illinois.
"It was a difficult decision between the two," he said. "Since his brother, Vernon Davis went to Maryland and that weighed into it. His grandmothers also wanted him to stay close to home, but he felt Illinois was the best fit and liked the possibility of playing in the Big Ten."
What kind of player is the Illini getting?
"They are getting a big cornerback with great speed and wonderful ball skills," he said. "He's a smart player that physically has the total package. I think he'll be an ideal player for that situation."