AUSTIN, Texas – AUSTin, Texas-native Malik Brown is the newest member of the 2017 recruiting class for the FBS program at Illinois, according to the school.
Brown, the son of former Illinois defensive back and current FBS wide receiver Chris Brown, was one of the top wide receivers in the country in 2016.
He was rated as the No. 6 wide receiver by Rivals.com.
He is a three-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite and No. 17 prospect in America by Scout.
Brown’s commitment to Illinois comes after Illinois’ 2016 signing of senior linebacker Jordan Todman and cornerback Tyrell Johnson, both of whom signed with other FBS teams.