2020 4-Star WR Jadon Thompson Announces Commitment

first_imgThe Illinois marching band.DALLAS, TX – DECEMBER 26: Members of the llinois Fighting Illini band in the rain before the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl on December 26, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Four-star wide receiver Jadon Thompson is one of the state of Illinois’ top 2020 prospects, and has been getting interest from across the nation. Any team would be happy to have him.Taking to Twitter on Monday, Thompson announced that he was committing to the University of Illinois. The post came complete with a funny attempt at a documentary-style reveal.I NEED 40,000 PEOPLE TO SEE WHAT IM ON….Thompson is considered the No. 302 prospect in the country per 247Sports. He is also considered the No. 55 wide receiver prospect in the country, and the No. 5 prospect from the state of Illinois.I NEED 40,000 PEOPLE TO SEE WHAT IM ON…. 😉 : 🎥🎥 @Tanny_312 pic.twitter.com/PzjdflSkyw— Jadon Thompson1️⃣ (@Jay_Thompson5) April 8, 2019The addition of Jadon Thompson gives the Illini three commitments in the past two days. Thompson will join four-star running back Reggie Love and three-star guard Marcus Harper in Illinois’ Class of 2020.Illinois are still working towards their first bowl game under head coach Lovie Smith. The Illini have not played in a bowl since 2014.As numerous fans have pointed out on Twitter, the addition of Thompson gives the Illini the kind of receiving threat that they have not had in a long time.The last Illinois wide receiver to record 1,000 yards in a season was A.J. Jenkins in 2011. Could Thompson be the man who breaks the drought?last_img