Illinois football lands coveted New Jersey offensive lineman

By Kedric Prince – IlliniGuys.com Director of Recruiting

July 6, 2021

New Jersey has been very kind to the University of Illinois as of late. On Friday, the Illini picked up a verbal commitment from Matt Fries. The Garden State product joins the likes of tight end Owen Anderson and quarterback Donovan Leary. Fries is a 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive tackle from Cranford, New Jersey.  IlliniGuys caught up with head coach Erik Rosenmeier for the latest.

Why Illinois: Matt made up his mind that he wanted to play for a Power 5 school. His brother Will . . .

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