While most prospects via the class of 2023 are trying to finalize decisions for college, some players in the class of 2024 are starting to land on commitments. Illinois picked up its first commitment of the 2024 cycle, and this one comes from an in-state prospect.

The player is Brandon Hansen, an offensive tackle out of Mundelein.

“I am happy to announce that I have committed to the University of Illinois,” Hansen wrote in a statement. “I want to thank my family and friends for always supporting me.”

According to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Hansen is a 3-star prospect and the No. 48 OT in the country for the class of 2024. He is also the No. 18 player out of Illinois.

Now that Bret Bielema has his first piece of the class, it will be interesting to see how the Illini round it out in the future.