Illinois Football Recruiting: Illini Land 3-Star DE Jarrod Clements

Apr 14, 2012; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Tim Beckman before the spring game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-US PRESSWIRE

Illinois landed another highly-regarded commitment this week in Ohio defensive end Jarrod Clements.

First-year Illinois Fighting Illini coach Tim Beckman landed three-star recruit Jarrod Clements out of Ohio this week, as SB Nation's Hail to the Orange reported on Tuesday.The 6-foot-2, 270-pound defensive end committed to the school on Tuesday, pushing its 2013 recruiting commitments up to seven.

According to Hail to the Orange, Clements turned down offers from Louisville, N.C. State, Tennessee, Toledo and West Virginia in favor of playing in Champaign. He's now the fifth three-star prospect to be reeled in by Illinois since hiring Beckman to replace Ron Zook after last season.

Four-star athlete Aaron Bailey, who will play quarterback at Illinois, is the highest-rated player that's committed to Illinois so among within the 2013 class.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of Illinois recruiting, check out Hail to the Orange.

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