An Illinois wide receiver has made the decision to enter his name in the NCAA transfer portal and explore his options to play his final season of college football elsewhere.
Backup receiver Trenard Davis announced via Twitter on Sunday that he plans to leave Illinois and pursue other opportunities. He leaves Champaign as a graduate transfer, meaning he’ll be immediately eligible to play in the 2020 season. He has one year of eligibility remaining.
“I’m going to miss my brothers and the bond I made with everybody but it’s time for me to take another route,” Davis wrote on Twitter. “I’m going to become a Grad Transfer and open up my recruiting process for my 5th year!!”
Thank You 🙏🏿 🧡💙 pic.twitter.com/fEgrvUayNr
— SOE_Tre15 (@trenarddavis7) January 26, 2020
Davis appeared in 26 career games with the Fighting Illini between 2016 and 2019. He was previously a quarterback with the program before settling into a role as a wide receiver. His best year came in 2018, playing in all 12 games and totaling 30 receptions for 278 yards.
Last season, Davis played in just four contests, making two catches for 43 yards.
Davis leaves Illinois with 42 career receptions for 473 yards. He did not catch a touchdown pass during his time with the Illini. He did not mention any potential landing spots in his Twitter message.