Former Illinois wide receiver Daniel Edwards announced Monday evening that he would be transferring to Western Kentucky University. Edwards announced that he would be entering the portal on Nov. 29.

He will have 3 seasons of eligibility remaining for the Hilltoppers.

Edwards is a former 3-star prospect in the Class of 2021, Lovie Smith’s final class. He chose the Illini over other Power 5 offers such as Ole Miss, Auburn and Louisville.

The defensive back turned wide receiver did not tally any stats in a Illini uniform and did not appear in any games across his 3 seasons.


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The Illini finished their season 8-5 with a 19-10 ReliaQuest Bowl loss to Mississippi State Monday afternoon.