"Why Wait?" -- Malachi Hood talks about his commitment to the Illini 06.15.21

By Kirkland Chappell - IlliniGuys Football Contributor

& Kedric Prince - IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

June 15, 2021

After more than a year of not having football recruits on campus, the Fighting Illini were finally able to host some of their top prospects during the first week of June.  And that "home" touch quickly resulted in the first commitment of the summer, when Malachi Hood made his pledge.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder is the first defensive player to commit to Bielema in the 2022 class and will look to play linebacker for the Orange and Blue.  He joins his friend . . .

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