Illinois defensive end graduate transfer Sean Adesanya commits to CMU

September 2 2017 Illinois vs Ball State Football. Home Opener

Head coach John Bonamego has received another transfer addition for the Central Michigan football team. 

Illinois defensive end graduate transfer Sean Adesanya informed Central Michigan Life he has committed to play football for CMU. 

“I’m very close friends with Tyler Conklin and Darwin Kelly,” Adesanya said. “They spoke great about coach Bonamego and his staff. While I was on my visit, the vibe was one of a kind. It knew it was the right fit for me.” 

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.  

Adesanya will be eligible to play in the 2018 season for the Chippewas. 

“I’ll also have potential to be eligible for the 2019 as well because of my medical redshirt,” Adesanya said.

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. 

"I'm very excited to play for coach Bonamego because he's a players coach," Adesanya said. "He understands how valuable the players are. He's a big family guy, so I like that a lot."