Roderick Pierce III revealed when he’ll be visiting Illinois football on Friday. He is a DL recruit from the class of 2023 out of Brother Rice High School in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

Pierce doesn’t have a rating yet per the 247Sports Composite. Pierce has 18 offers, and multiple teams interested in him from the B1G. Minnesota, Purdue, and Wisconsin has also sent the DL recruit offers. Pierce comes in at nearly 300 pounds, as he is 6-foot-3, 290 pounds as a high schooler.

He will be visiting Champaign from June 17-19. Pierce made a Twitter post about his announcement on Friday evening.


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Pierce would be the 3rd player to commit to the Fighting Illini from the class of 2023. Illinois has a 4-star ATH, and 1 3-star LB already committed to Bret Bielema’s squad. It would definitely help if he can add this in-state DL to his 2023 recruiting class.