Illinois defensive end graduate transfer to visit CMU on Feb. 2

The crowd watches the action during Central Michigan University's homecoming football game against Toledo at Kelly/Shorts Stadium Saturday, Oct. 14.

Illinois defensive end Sean Adesanya announced he was going to pursue a graduate transfer on Dec. 15. 

The graduate transfer is looking for other schools, and will be taking an official visit to Central Michigan on Feb. 2. 

“I’m excited to see the team, facility and campus,” Adesanya said.

Besides his upcoming visit to Mount Pleasant, Adesayna also has a visit set for Memphis on Jan. 20. He has received interest from CMU, Memphis, Connecticut, Arizona State, Toledo, Iowa State, Washington State and Maryland. 

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive lineman was limited to seven games over three seasons due to injuries with the Fighting Illini. He made 10 tackles in the 2017 season. 

Greg Colby, the defensive coordinator of the Chippewas, has stressed to Adesanya the opportunity to play immediately due to the departure of NFL prospect defensive end Joe Ostman. 

“I’m very interested (in CMU) because of the opportunity to play,” Adesanya said. “I just have a big chance to get in there since the senior defensive end graduated.” 

During the 2017 season, Ostman logged 69 tackles, 20.5 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks, and four forced fumbles. He led the FBS with 1.27 sacks per game.