Illinois DB enters transfer portal after missing 2020 season due to injury
Illinois cornerback Dylan Wyatt has entered the transfer portal.
He made that announcement on Monday evening via Twitter:
— Dylan Wyatt™ (@PresidentialDyl) January 26, 2021
Wyatt thanked former Illinois coach Lovie Smith for the opportunity to play for the Illini. Smith and Illinois parted ways earlier this offseason.
He finishes his career with three tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass deflection in 10 career games.
Unfortunately for Wyatt, he struggled with injuries throughout his tenure at Illinois. He missed two games to injury in 2018 and didn’t play at all in 2019 or 2020 due to injuries.
Wyatt was a 3-star prospect in the class of 2018. According to 247Sports Composite rankings, Wyatt was the No. 195 cornerback in the country for that class and the No. 224 player in the state of California.
It’s not yet clear where Wyatt will end up, but somewhere closer to home would make sense. He originally hails from Albany, Calif., which is near Oakland.
Illinois is hoping to get back to bowl eligibility for the 2021 season. The Illini open the year with a game against Nebraska in Dublin, Ireland on August 28.