A Jacksonville High School football player got a pleasant surprise at Illinois State this week.
Andy Mills was one of three players promoted from walk on status to a scholarship player.
Mills is a 5-11, 190 pound wide receiver. He played in two games for the Redbirds last season. Mills is a 2013 graduate of JHS.
Mills joins fellow JHS graduate Dalton Keene on the Redbird roster. Keene is a starting defensive end for ISU.
Illinois State University made the announcement via its twitter account yesterday.