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NIU’s leading rusher Tre Harbison out vs. WMU after entering transfer portal

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The steady and battle-tested running back is hitting the transfer market and will be ready to play next season. Northern Illinois running back Tre Harbison has reportedly entered the transfer portal.

The timing of this decision, of course, is worth recognizing. NIU concludes its regular season tonight with a home game against Western Michigan. While the visiting Broncos can stake a claim at the MAC West Division with a win, NIU will fail to meet bowl eligibility this season. Harbison is reportedly out of the lineup for tonight’s game as well. That news shouldn’t be too surprising, as Harbison would be unwise to jeopardize his health in a game before getting to decide where he goes next.

Harbison will be a graduate transfer, which means he will be eligible to play immediately in 2020 for any other FBS program. Harbison has rushed for 1,021 yards and eight touchdowns this season. Harbison also rushed for 1,034 yards and five touchdowns last season for the Huskies.