Two-sport Hermosillo chooses Illinois

Ottawa (IL) HS prospect Miguel Hermosillo has chosen Illinois.  That said, he still hasn’t made up his mind about which sport he’s going to focus on.

Not a problem.  The University of Illinois is okay with that.

“Illinois really was the team to beat for me since I made my first unofficial visit,” Hermosillo said. “They also encouraged me to play two sports if I want at Illinois (football/baseball) and that was really important to me.”

So for now, Hermosillo who decided on the U of I over Northern Illinois, will be slotted as a two-sport player.  A 2013 graduate, he’s a slot back while on the gridiron and his primary position on the diamond is the outfield while playing a bit at shortstop.

The reports on Hermosillo is that he has lots of speed and has the tools to get the job done.  Playing two sports at the Big Ten level won’t be easy… just ask former Illini Kyle Hudson who had to juggle football practices and baseball games not that long ago.  Then again, Hudson, a speed demon himself, eventually made his decision is now playing pro baseball for the Phillie organization.


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