Teko Powell heading north

Illinois head coach Tim Beckman just reeled in his first big recruit with defensive tackle Teko Powell (Miami/Norland), according to ESPN's Jared Shanker.

The 6-foot-2, 285-pound tackle reported offers from the likes of Florida, Florida State, Louisville and Wisconsin, among others.

Illinois recently lost a pledge from one of Powell's high school teammates, four-star linebacker Keith Brown. Another Miami Norland linebacker, Lamar Atkins, remains committed to the Big Ten program.