Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Southern Illinois - August 31, 2013
Blue Capitalizes on 5 Orange Turnovers to Grab Victory
Beckman Completes First Recruiting Class at Illinois
2013 Redshirt Freshman: Played in four games and totaled four tackles ... Had two tackles against Cincinnati ... Made Illini debut and his first career tackle against SIU.
2012 Freshman: Redshirted the 2012 season.
High school: Rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Named All-Area by the Joliet Herald-News ... Had 81 tackles, three TFLs, one forced fumble and one interception in 2011, leading Lincoln-Way West to a second-straight IHSA Class 5A playoff appearance ... High school coach was Mark Vanderkooi ... Also an All-State track performer.
Personal: Son of Adebukola and Lawrence Bello ... Born Oct. 31, 1994 ... Majoring in community health ... Full given name is Amin Babajide Bello ... Cousin of former Illini defensive back Supo Sanni ... Chose Illinois over Minnesota, Western Michigan, Toledo, Ball State and Bowling Green.
Updated July 2014