Bret Bielema and Illinois football extend offer to 2023 edge rusher from Michigan
Kenneth Merrieweather was offered by Illinois on Thursday. The edge rusher from the class of 2023 and is from Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, Michigan.
Merrieweather is currently listed as a 3-star recruit per the 247Sports Composite. With the Fighting Illini’s offer, he now has 17 total. Purdue, Indiana, and Iowa from the B1G have also sent Merrieweather offers. He comes in at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds.
Merrieweather made a Twitter post on Thursday evening about the offer he received the Fighting Illini.
#AGTG Highly blessed to receive an offer from The University of Illinois🟠🔵 THANKS🔥🔥 @IlliniFootball pic.twitter.com/GOYo50FCs6
— Kenneth Merrieweather.. (@KMerrieweather) May 13, 2022
Illinois has 2 commits from the class of 2023. Merrieweather would the Fighting Illini’s 1st edge rusher commit from the class of 2023 if he ends up going to Champaign. Illinois currently have the No. 54 overall and No. 12 class in the B1G for 2023.
Here is a highlight tape of Merrieweather from his junior year of high school: