A day after Illinois' 48-27 tromping of Northwestern, Ron Zook and his coaching staff added Tyler Marcordes to the list of committed recruits.

Marcordeswho stands at 6'4", 215 poundschose Illinois over a list of other schools that included Furman, Illinois State, and Northern Illinois.

Marcordes attends Normal Community West High School West in Normal, Illinois.

During Marcordes' senior season, he played QB for Normal Community West's football team, where he led the Wildcats to a 7-3 record and grabbed the Chevy.com Big School Player of the Year award.

However, according to Rivals.com, Marcordes will not be brought into Illinois as a QB.

It is likely he will likely be playing linebacker or tight end for the Illini.

Marcordes is the 18th player to commit to the Illini in the 2011 class.

This class breakdown looks like this:

5*: 0

4*: 0

3*: 11

2*: 7

1*: 0

Unranked: 0

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