Tyler English checked out Knoxville last weekend for their Spring Scrimmage and came away feeling good about what he witnessed and who he talked.
"I had a great time (at the Tennessee Scrimmage)," said English. "I got to have one-on-one time with six different coaches: the head coach, offensive line coach, quarterback coach, offensive coordinator, the linebacker coach (who recruits the city of Louisville) and the recruiting coordinator," he said. "It was a great trip and the offensive line coach said he was coming up to Trinity to see me in a couple of weeks," said English.
The 6-foot-4, 260-pound lineman also made the trek across town to the Louisville campus to see Coach Strong's program's scrimmage.
"I also had a good time at the Louisville spring game," said English. "Coach (Mike) Sanford sat with us at our table and spent a lot of time with us," he said.
The Fighting Illini have been very busy in Kentucky recently and they've asked English to come to Champaign and take a look.
"Illinois has invited me to their spring game next weekend. I am going up Saturday morning," English finished.