USC graduate transfer Matt Fink has not committed to Illinois, the quarterback said Friday on Twitter, contrary to a report earlier this week.
“To clarify, I am NOT committed to any schools at the moment,” Fink tweeted. “I am in the process of deciding and still looking for other opportunities.”
Fink’s father told the Los Angeles Times on Monday that his son would be joining Illinois, where he would have two seasons of eligibility beginning this fall.
The Illini have only two scholarship quarterbacks — redshirt freshmen Matt Robinson and Coran Taylor — on the current roster after sophomore M.J. Rivers II announced Saturday he is transferring. Illinois will welcome freshman Isaiah Williams, a four-star recruit from St. Louis, this summer.
Rivers was the only returning quarterback with starting experience, having started three of the eight games he played in as a true freshman last fall.
Illinois continues to pursue Penn State graduate transfer Tommy Stevens, who visited Champaign on Sunday and Monday, according to Illini Inquirer. Stevens also has visited Miami of Ohio, Kentucky and Mississippi State, where former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead is head coach.
Fink, a native of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., played in seven games for USC as a backup the last two seasons after redshirting in 2016.
Stevens, from Indianapolis, has more game experience, though much of it came while lined up at wide receiver or running back. He played in 23 games over the last three seasons for the Nittany Lions and accounted for 14 touchdowns (four passing, eight rushing, two receiving). He has one season of remaining eligibility.
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