The wide receiver room in Champaign is shrinking a bit. One Illinois wide receiver has decided to enter his name in the NCAA transfer portal.
Monday evening, Dominic Stampley announced via Twitter that he is planning to leave Illinois, entering his name in the NCAA transfer portal. He will have one year of eligibility remaining to complete his collegiate career.
“First I would just say that these last two years have been a hell of a ride in my football career,” Stampley wrote. “I want to first thank all of my teammates who welcomed me to the program with open arms, glad to call you guys brothers for life. I would like to thank coach Lovie Smith for giving me a 1 in a million shot and I am very appreciative of that till this day. With that being said, I feel as if my best option is to remove myself from the University of Illinois and enter the transfer portal as a graduate senior. Thank you Illini nation, all of the best fans for everything. Don’t worry it won’t be long.”
Business is business ✌🏽
The Return⏳ pic.twitter.com/MGrBz2oL1R
— Dominic stampley (@Quiick_6) January 20, 2020
Stampley spent two seasons at Coffeyville Community College before transferring to Illinois. In his first season with the Illini, he caught 19 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns. His production took a step back this season, totaling nine receptions for 101 yards without a touchdown catch.
There was no mention of a potential landing spot for Stampley. He will be leaving the program as a graduate transfer, meaning he’ll be immediately eligible to play for the 2020 season.