Champaign, IL (Dailyillini.com) -- Ron Zook's final day on the 2009 recruiting trail began before sunrise on Wednesday morning.
Pacing around the Illinois football office, his eyes constantly shifting to and from the fax machine, the head coach tried to heed the advice of the staff.
"They were telling me to relax at about a quarter to six this morning," Zook said.
The national letters of intent began rolling in just 15 minutes later, beginning with the signed scholarship offer of interior lineman Andrew Carter - one of five Scout.com four-star recruits to commit to the Illini.
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