Playing DT is what got Verdis to the ILLINI. If I remember correctly FSU wanted him on the OL.I remember Verdis said he wanted to be a 3 Technique DT just before he announced his commitment to Illinois.
I'm guessing this was/is a recruiting promise that was made to Verdis so Illinois should keep him on the Defensive side of the ball unless Verdis has changed his mind since then.
Honestly it's much harder to recruit quality HS DTs than OL so I would hope they keep Verdis there as opposed to moving him.
Pearl is the one who should be moved especially since we added Okpala and Randolph. Really no reason to leave Pearl buried there when we have added quality depth like this at SDE.