Supo Sanni Picks Illinois over Iowa, WVU
Supo Sanni
HawkeyeNation Recruiting Editor
Posted Oct 28, 2007

Supo Sanni took what turned out to be his final official visit this weekend, visiting Ron Zook and the Fighting Illini. Less than a month after his teammate, Russell Ellington, committed to the Hawkeyes, Sanni was down to Iowa and Illinois. Illinois came out on top, security a commitment from the 6-4, 190 pound 3-star athlete this weekend. Read more in this free recruiting Q&A.

Q: How did you visit go?

Supo Sanni: It went great. It went better for Illinois, I committed to Illinois.

Q: How did you come to this decision?

Sanni: I was hoping to make my decision this week, so when I set up the visit, I was feeling pretty good. The coaching staff, they're an up and coming program, they're heading in the right direction, and a chance to early.

Q: How'd you tell them about it?

Sanni: I was in Coach Zook's office, and gave my verbal commitment after I was done talking to him.

Q: What'd he say?

Sanni: He was excited. They were my first offer, they've been recruiting me for a long time. They wanted me to commit a lot earlier. It was a long recruiting process.

Q: Who came in second?

Sanni: Definitely Iowa. After that, probably West Virginia. It was debatable, between Iowa and Illinois. Iowa is a great program, I love their coaching staff, Kirk Ferentz is a very genuine guy, but it just came down to feeling comfortable at Illinois.

Q: Are you done with your visits, taking calls from coaches?

Sanni: Definitely. I'm done with that headache, I'm happy. Official visits are tiring.

Q: Were you pretty set on Illinois coming in?

Sanni: Actually, I wasn't. I had Iowa and West Virginia right there. Once I got (to Champaign) I had that light bulb go off, I could see myself playing for them.

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