The Golden Gophers are losing one player to transfer, this time to a division opponent.
Rey Estes is a defensive back who was a part of PJ Fleck’s original recruiting class at Minnesota. He redshirted as a freshman in 2017 before appearing in one game this season. He did not record any stats with the Gophers.
Friday evening, Estes shared a post to his Instagram account with the Illinois “I,” saying he was headed home. Estes was a dual-threat QB in high school out of East St. Louis. Listed as a 3-star ATH prospect on 247 Sports, he made the switch to DB while with the Gophers.
Now, it looks like Estes is headed back to Illinois to play with the Illini: