Football Recruiting - Spotlight on Eddie Smith

Steve Sturm, Football Writer

The Illini added to the defensive backs room today despite not yet having a dedicated defensive backs coach. However, defensive coordinator Ryan Walters identified Eddie Smith as a player he wanted as soon as Smith decided to leave Alabama. Walters brought him into the fold today.  Walters' expertise has been in the defensive backfield, so he's well qualified to identify talent in the secondary even if Illinois doesn't exactly have a secondary coach at the moment, and he may even have noticed Smith either live or in his preparation to play the . . .

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