Illinois Gatorade POY makes decision

Highly-productive senior quarterback Blake Winkler (Frankfork, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) has pledged to continue his career with Illinois State, Rivals.com reports.

Winkler (6-foot-2, 180-pounds) was named Illinois' Gatorade Player of the Year this fall after completing 131 of 213 attempts for 2,369 yards, 30 touchdowns and just five interceptions.

He also received interest from Ivy League programs such as Brown, Harvard, Princeton and Yale.