Russell leaning to Illinois

Detroit (Mich.) DePorres wide receiver Talonnie Russell has made official visits to Illinois and North Carolina. Russell has focused his thinking on those two schools.
Asked if he had made a decision yet, Russell said, "Not yet. I didn't visit anyone this weekend. I'm all done. I'll decide by the end of this week.
"I like Illinois best. I like the new coaching staff. With new coaches everyone will be fighting for a position."
The 5-foot-11 and 160 pound Russell caught close to 40 passes during his senior season. Russell is the No. 58 wide receiver prospect in the player rankings and the No. 9 prospect in the state of Michigan.