Wednesday (December 19) was early signing day for high school recruits to sign letters of intent to play football at colleges and universities around the country. 


Alton Redbirds senior linebacker Izeal Terrell (pictured here) has signed on to play for Southeast Missouri State University.  The Redhawks are located in Cape Girardeau, MO.  


Terrell led the Redbirds with 81 total tackles on defense this season.  He was named the 2018 RiverBend defensive lineman of the year by the Alton Knights of Columbus Quarterback Club. 


>>Terrell talks about signing with SEMO on Wednesday:

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The Illinois Fighting Illini signed 11 players to its recruiting class

on Wednesday.  The list includes Belleville West defensive end

Keith Randolph and Trinity HS (STL) quarterback Isaiah Williams. 


>Illini football head coach Lovie Smith on this year's recruits:




Illinois signed 5 players from Illinois, 3 from Texas, 2 from Missouri (STL), 1 from Florida.  The class ranks 31st in the nation by average recruiting ranking.