Sean Merriman, web editor, February 3, 2016

Illinois wrapped up National Signing Day with 26 commitments in the 2016 recruiting class.

According to, the Illini's class currently ranks No. 60 in the nation.

Illinois' 2016 class is very balanced, featuring 13 defensive players, 12 offensive players, and one on special teams.

BTN had you covered as we aired eight straight hours of #SigningDayOnBTN coverage today. Mike Hall (@BTNMikeHall) anchored the festivities along with BTN analysts Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) and Howard Griffith (@HowardGriffith) and Allen Trieu (@AllenTrieu).

Here is a look at some of the top highlights from Illinois on National Signing Day.

Bill Cubit talks about Illinois' 2016 recruiting class