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Illinois RB LeShoure To Announce Future Plans Tomorrow

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 10, 2011 9:25PM

Illinois Rb Mikel LeShoure, who set team single season records for rushing yards (1,697), scoring (122 points), total touchdowns (20), 100-yard rushing games in a season (9) and consecutive 100-yard rushing games (5), will announce his future intentions tomorrow at Champaign Centennial High School. If you're looking for some divining as to whether he'll stay at Illinois or turn pro, consider this: the press conference is being organized by Chicago-based media communications firm Culloton Strategies, not the university.

LeShoure placed himself on the radars of numerous scouts with his 330-yard performance against Illinois during the Allstate Losers Walk Wrigleyville Classic at Wrigley Field. If LeShoure does declare for the draft, some analysts project him to be a third-round pick.

In other Illini news, linebacker Marquez Wilson announced that he will enter the NFL draft.