In the end, Chatrice White said, it just felt like home.
That's what the 6-foot-3 Shelby-Rising City post player told coaches at Illinois last week.
Then she dropped her bombshell.
â€œThat's why I'm deciding to commit here,â€ White told the coaches.
â€œThey jumped up and gave me a big hug and they cheered. It was quite a reaction.â€
White visited Champaign in September and said her second visit confirmed what she'd been thinking since then: It was the right place.
The junior shared the news with her hometown on Tuesday night at the school's activities banquet, ending three years of stress and closing the lid on boxes of recruiting letters.