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There are 4,227 current college football players at NCAA D-1, D-2, D-3, or NAIA schools from Illinois high schools. Of that number, 49 percent continued their careers at in-state colleges.In-state Division I football programs with the most Illinois players
1. Illinois State - 61
2. Northern Illinois - 48
3. Southern Illinois - 45Out-of-state Division I schools with the most Illinois players
1. Butler (IN) - 37
2. Drake (IA) - 36
3. Dayton (OH) - 30In-state programs in D-2, D-3, or NAIA with the most Illinois players
1. North Central College - 119
2. McKendree - 115
3. Illinois Wesleyan - 107Out-of-state programs in D-2, D-3, or NAIA with the most players from Illinois
1. Dubuque (IA) - 72
2. Saint Ambrose (IA) - 63
3. Loras (IA) - 62
There are a number of factors that play into staying in-state. A big one from the perspective of parents is the in-state vs. out-of-state tuition at some universities. At Illinois State, for example, in-state tuition plus room and board is around $27,000 compared to out-of-state totals around $40,000.
With the HS Athlete College Guide you can get more information about which schools recruit the state, and tuition data for every team in the country along with the average athletic scholarship that any given team is receiving.MaxPreps is teaming up with Lateral Sports to share college recruiting-related insights, facts and research that has never been available before. Lateral Sports tracks data for NCAA and NAIA student-athletes with the goal of helping recruits making informed decisions. Purchase your copy of the 2016-17 HS Athlete College Guide here.