After a recruitment that has taken a number of twists and turns, add one more chapter to the story of Justin Green.
On the eve of National Signing Day, the four-star cornerback prospect from Louisville (Ky.) Male has decided to switch his verbal commitment from Ohio State to Illinois.
"That's what I heard this afternoon," Male head coach Bob Redman told BuckeyeSports.com. "This afternoon he made that change."
Green had committed to OSU during the summer but spoke of his desire to take an official visit to Clemson. He took that trip in mid-January but then decided his decision was final.
However, when reached for comment by BuckeyeSports.com on Feb. 3, Green did not answer when asked if he was still planning on committing to OSU. Now it appears that he will be joining the Fighting Illini.
Redman said he did not know what went into Green's decision, saying he does not ask those kinds of questions. He could not confirm if Green took a rumored official visit to Illinois this past weekend.
A four-star prospect, the 5-11, 180-pound Green is rated as the No. 23 cornerback in the country by Scout.com. His de-commitment now gives the Buckeyes 25 members of their class of 2009.