Illinois lands commitment from JUCO CB out of Texas
Illinois snagged a commitment from JUCO cornerback Chase Canada on Friday.
Canada is a 3-star CB from Trinity Valley Community College in Richmond, Texas. He is the No. 9 CB and No. 13 prospect out of Texas in the 2024 class, according to the 247Sports JUCO ratings. Canada comes in at 6-foot, 190 pounds.
The Fighting Illini have produced some NFL talent at corner in recent years. Devon Witherspoon went at 5th overall to the Seattle Seahawks in the 2023 NFL Draft. Jartavius Martin is with the Washington Commanders after being taken in the 2nd round. Sydney Brown was taken in the 3rd round by the Philadelphia Eagles.
— Chase “Zero” Canada⚜️ (@ccanada9) December 15, 2023
Canada joins fellow corner and 3-star commit Vernon Woodward in Bret Bielema’s 2024 class. Woodward hails from Winter Park (Fla.) High and is the No. 61 CB in the 2024 class, per the 247 Sports Composite.
Illinois wasn’t able to reach the same heights as it did last season. The Fighting Illini missed out on a bowl game after a 5-7 record.
Here’s a highlight tape of Canada from Trinity Valley CC: