The University of Illinois received a commitment from one of the top kickers in the nation this week. 2023 All-American David Olano from Naperville North High School in Illinois has verbally committed to the Fighting Illini. According to Chris Sailer, Olano is the No.1 kicker in the country.
— David Olano (@DavidOlano8) June 19, 2022
Past Fighting Illini to participate in the All-American Bowl include the likes of Arrelious Benn, Luke Ford, and Brandon Peters.
Only 100 football players receive the honor of putting on the All-American Bowl jersey each year. Each player selected to participate will culminate their high school careers at the All-American Bowl.
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