Report: Illinois RB enters NCAA transfer portal
Ra’Von Bonner was a three-star running back out of Cincinnati, Ohio who committed to play at Illinois despite being offered by the University of Iowa. Now the senior has announced he will be transferring out of Illinois and looking to play his final season as a feature back at another school.
According to Shannon Ryan at the Chicago Tribune, Bonner sat out this season because of concerns related to the Covid-19 virus but feels the decision is being held against him by coaches and authorities within the program.
Bonner told Ryan he believed he would not be “welcomed back” next season and because of that was seeking a new start elsewhere.
#Illini RB Ra'Von Bonner informed me he is entering the transfer portal. Bonner opted out this season due to COVID-19 concerns.— Shannon Ryan (@sryantribune) November 9, 2020
Said he believes opting out was held against him by some of staff & wouldn't feel "welcomed back." Looking to be a featured back at a new program.
The news of Bonner’s decision broke within the last hour and no further information was immediately available on who Bonner could see himself playing for or which programs may have an interest in the 5’11, 220 running back out of Sycamore High School.