Mount Carmel running back and 2013 Times Offensive Player of the Year Matt Domer has been denied admission to the University of Illinois.
Domer, who signed with the Fighting Illini in February, confirmed he was denied admission and is taking courses at Parkland College in Champaign.
"I was denied admission," Domer said. "I want to be ready to go (to Illinois) in January. I am taking classes and will do what I have to to get to Illinois."
Domer said he did not want to go into detail except, "... there were some other things."
If Domer stays under 12 credits per semester, including the summer session, he would have full eligibility per the NCAA rules. That means he would have five years to complete four years of eligibility.
A university spokesman confirmed Domer was not accepted, but could not provide more information.
Domer is a recruitable athlete since he has not signed. Before his committing to coach Tim Beckman last June, he had offers from Indiana, Kansas and Syracuse. The 6-foot, 190-pound Domer was expected to be a part of the Fighting Illini's plans this fall.
In 2013, he led the Caravan to its second straight state championship and rushed for 176 yards and two touchdowns in the Class 7A state title game against Lake Zurich. On the season, he rushed for 1,467 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also caught seven passes for 170 yards and a score. Domer was an Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 7A all-state selection.