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 width=University of Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb announced the signing of nine student-athletes to letters of intent for the signing class of 2015 on Thursday. The Illini received NLIs from five players from Illinois, two from Wisconsin, one from Michigan and one from Texas.

Five position players - C/OF David Craan (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young HS), OF Caleb Kyle (Frisco, Texas/Prestonwood Christian Academy), IF/OF Jalin McMillan (Chicago, Ill./Simeon Career Academy), IF Brenden Spillane (Wheeling, Ill./Wheeling HS) and OF Doran Turchin (Oak Creek, Wis./Oak Creek HS) - will join the Illini for the 2015-16 academic year.

Four pitchers - RHP Cole Bellair (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township HS), RHP/OF Brendan Meissner (De Pere, Wis./West De Pere HS), RHP/DH Luke Shilling (Clarkston, Mich./Notre Dame Preparatory) and LHP/OF Jack Yalowitz (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy) - also will become part of the Orange and Blue next season.

Information Courtesy of FightingIllini.com.

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