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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