According to Jeremy Werner, sophomore wide receiver Marchie Murdock and a group of six graduated seniors will transfer from Illinois this offseason. The six seniors are running back Henry Enyenihi, wide receivers Raphael Barr and Tryin Stone-Davis, linebackers B.J. Bello and LaKeith Walls, and defensive back Jevaris Little; they'll be eligible to play immediately as graduate transfers at other programs.
WR Marchie Murdock, RB Henry Enyenihi part of group of #illini backups transferring out https://t.co/WUM9sWndqy pic.twitter.com/oxpnoXJwNN— Jeremy Werner (@JWernerScout) January 26, 2016
The most notable loss out of that group is Murdock; the sophomore hauled in 20 receptions for 194 yards and 3 touchdowns last season. But, like Werner points out in his article, all of these players filled reserve roles for the team and their impacts should be easily replaced.
So to recap, Illinois' Monday has consisted of two high school commitments, two high school decommitments, and five more players transferring. That's a lot of roster moves.
Here's a statement from Marchie Murdock, who cites his mother's health as one of the main factors in his decision.
Thank you Illini nation pic.twitter.com/qlrH72qpoC— Marchie L. Murdock (@KingMarch2) January 26, 2016