Illinois lands USC transfer Daniel Imatorbhebhe, brother of current Illini WR
Josh and Daniel Imatorbhebhe are on the same team again.
Late Wednesday night, Illinois received a pledge from former USC tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe, the brother of current Illini wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe. Daniel recently entered his name in the transfer portal and has one year of eligibility remaining.
Josh transferred to Illinois prior to the start of the 2019 season. He also left USC and found a home in Champaign. Daniel made his announcement with a post on Twitter.
🔹2 Timothy 2:15🔸 I-L-L 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/XcXpfsDdLE
— Daniel Imatorbhebhe (@_bhex2) July 30, 2020
According to his player profile page on USCTrojans.com, Daniel has missed the last two seasons because of a nagging injury that he sustained in his upper leg. The last time he was on the field was in 2017, when he appeared in nine games.
In his two most productive years at USC (2016-17), Daniel appeared in 22 contests and totaled 394 yards and 4 touchdowns on 25 catches. As a graduate transfer, he will be immediately eligible for the Fighting Illini in 2020.
Josh’s transition from USC to Illinois in 2019 was incredibly successful. The junior totaled 634 yards and 9 touchdowns on 33 receptions in his first season with the Fighting Illini. He’ll be expected to be the primary target in the offense in Champaign once again in 2020.
Both Daniel and Josh have one season of eligibility remaining.