Yep, yet another transfer that will be one of myriad such moves in the coming weeks.
On his personal Twitter account, Tré Watson announced Monday that he has decided to transfer out of the Illinois football program. The redshirt sophomore, in explaining his decision, wrote that “[i]n looking at the direction of the program and what changes are occurring this is the best decision for my [long-term] future.”
Watson did not detail what changes are occurring that helped trigger the move.
As a graduate transfer, Watson could play immediately at another FBS program for his final season of eligibility.
In nine games this season — he missed three because of an injury — Watson totaled 65 tackles, good for tied for third on the team. The linebacker’s 4.5 tackles for loss were tied for second on the Fighting Illini.
Last season, Watson earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors after starting eight of 12 games and finishing second on the team in tackles with 102.