Illinois is apparently still on the market for a quarterback in 2019.
Last week, it was reported that former USC quarterback Matt Fink had committed to the Illini to complete his career. Fink’s father confirmed his son’s commitment to the LA Times, and it appeared to be a done deal.
On Friday, however, Fink tweeted out that he has not committed to any school and is still exploring his options.
“To clarify, I am NOT committed to any schools at the moment,” Fink wrote on Twitter. “I am in the process of deciding and still looking for other opportunities.”
To clarify, I am NOT committed to any schools at the moment. I am in the process of deciding and still looking for other opportunities.
— MRF (@FinkMattfink) May 10, 2019
The Illini have been active on the transfer market this offseason, and have focused on nabbing a quarterback from the transfer portal. Illinois has hosted Fink, as well as former Penn State quarterback Tommy Stevens over the last two weeks.
Both quarterbacks are graduate transfers and would be immediately eligible for the 2019 season. Fink has two years of availability remaining while Stevens has one.
Illinois needs to add depth at the quarterback position desperately. Last year’s starting quarterback AJ Bush has used his eligibility and MJ Rivers — who started four games in 2018 — has entered the transfer portal.
For now, Lovie Smith is still hunting for a quarterback.