Kansas LB McGrew chooses B1G

The Big Ten managed to win a three-team battle featuring two Big 12 teams, as a prominent player from Kansas verbally committed to Illinois on Tuesday.

Versatile linebacker Henry McGrew (Stilwell, Kan./Blue Valley) confirmed he gave his pledge to the Illini late Tuesday morning, becoming the seventh commitment for the program’s 2014 class. McGrew, who visited the campus a couple of weeks ago, chose Illinois over offers from Kansas and Iowa State.