ARDMORE, Oklahoma (KTEN) - Just like his teammate Eric Fields, Ardmore quarterback Cal Swanson is also headed to the Big Ten West division. Swanson signed his letter of intent to play at Illinois after committing to the Illini this summer.

Swanson leaves Ardmore as one of the best players in coach Josh Newby's tenure, throwing for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in his career. Now, he's ready to play big-time football at the next level, especially at a program that has been trending in the right direction.

"It was really cool, because this is one of the top classes they've had in a while," said Swanson. "Just seeing them get better each week... we we're proud of them."