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To the Dogs: IW's Jacob Bryan pledges Southern Illinois Saluki Track and Field

Illini West Track and Field Star Jacob Bryan gives his verbal pledge to SIU-Carbondale{ }

As anyone who has ever ran against him in Cross Country or track can attest....chasing down Jacob Bryan is no easy feat.

That extends to the recruiting game as well..as the Illini West Runner had numerous Big Ten Schools, perhaps Iowa foremost among them...in pursuit of his future skills.

In the end, however, educational fit, track facilities and finacial flexibility allowed Southern Illinois to score the upset last night.

Jacob Bryan verbally committed to the Salukis on the heels of a strong weekened visit to Carbondale and will be expected to be an instant contributor for that program given his strong work ethic and strength as an 800 meter runner.

Last Spring, Bryan helped lead the Chargers to both a 4x8 Relay State Title and Team Championship...and Jake finished 3rd in the 800 on his own merit; a title he's already chasing this Spring.

Bryan joins Bowling Green Softball Star Sarah Harness as the second local Saluki Commit in the last two months from our area.

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