Posted On: 02/28/16 8:25 PM

The state’s top 2017 prospect Peoria Manual point guard Da’Monte Williams has made his decision.  He will be headed to Champaign to play for the University of Illinois.  Williams was a legacy recruit for the Illini as his father Frank Williams was one of the top point guards in the school’s history.

Williams announced the commitment on his twitter by saying the following with a photo of him in an Illinois jersey.

“Proud to announce that I will be committing to the University of Illinois.”

The junior spoke told us why.

“It felt like home.”

What does this talented prospect bring to the table?  Williams is a powerful and athletic 6’3” guard that can change the game in so many ways.  He is a great scorer with a sweet pull up jumper and attacks the rim with explosion.  Plus rebounder for a guard as he crashes the glass with ferocity.  His passing continues to make strides every time we see him and has become a legit point guard with size.  Defensively he is a factor both getting steals and blocks.

The only two prospects in the class of 2017 that have committed are Williams and Belleville East 2017 shooting guard Javon Pickett who ranks #4 in the class.  Both have pledged to Illinois.