"After I worked out at Illinois, [met] with the coaching staff and the players, and toured the campus with my mom, I just felt more comfortable with U of I," he said.
Jordan, 18, was a three-year starter at Loyola Academy and two-year All Catholic League player. He is the 91st ranked point guard in the country according to Scout.com.
After working out at Illinois last week, Jordan told Illinois coach Bruce Weber about his plans Wednesday.
"He's a quality kid who is very competitive and passionate about basketball," Weber said in an e-mailed statement. "He's made great strides over the last year as a player and is an excellent student who should be a great fit here at the University of Illinois."
C'mon, who's gonna dis Michael's kid?