PEORIA -- One of the most highly touted football recruits in Illinois is headed to the U of I.
Peoria High School defensive lineman Kendrick Green has committed to Lovie Smith and the Fighting Illini.
Green, a 4-star prospect (Scout.com), helped Peoria win the 5A state championship in November.
"I picked Illinois because I was part of a rebuilding process at Peoria High and I want to do the same thing in Champaign," Green said.
Green becomes the 15th member of Lovie Smith's first recruiting class.