RI's McGhee signs with Missouri wrestling


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Posted Online: Nov. 21, 2012, 7:29 pm
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Over the weekend, Rock Island senior wrestler B.J. McGhee got the Division I scholarship offer he so badly wanted. On Wednesday, he accepted the offer.

McGhee signed his national letter of intent with Missouri, less than a week after receiving the offer during a visit to the Columbia, Mo., campus. The two-time state medalist is Rocky's first Division I wrestling recruit since Reese Taylor signed with Illinois in 2008.

"It's too perfect. It couldn't get any better," said McGhee, who starting receiving interest from Mizzou two weeks ago. "I'm pumped."

McGhee, who carries a 109-14 record into the season, said he will use a redshirt next year before working toward a starting spot at 125 pounds in 2014. McGhee enters the season ranked No. 1 in the Illinois Best Weekly Class 2A 120-pound poll. He also is ranked in two national polls.

— By Daniel Makarewicz, danmak@qconline.com


-- By Daniel Makarewicz, danmak@qconline.com
















 



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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