Illinois Football Recruiting: RB Devin Church Switches Commitment From Northern Illinois To Illini

Class of 2012 running back prospect Devin Church reconsidered his commitment to Northern Illinois and decided to switch his allegiance to Illinois, citing the desire to play "at a bigger stage."

"When I committed to Northern Illinois, I fell in love with it," Church said on Monday. "Then, I started thinking I could play at a bigger stage. I always knew I could. I’ll get that opportunity now, and it’s on me.

Church is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and a two-star prospect by ESPN. He held offers from Boston College, Toledo and Bowling Green in addition to Illinois and NIU.

Church ran for 1,923 yards and 23 touchdowns in high school last season, helping his team to a state championship.

For more on the FIghting Illini, head over to Hail to the Orange. For updates on recruiting, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more on the biggest recruiting stories of the year, keep track of SB Nation's college football recruiting section.

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