Defensive lineman Tito Odenigbo is transferring from Illinois football, according to The News-Gazette.
The News-Gazette's @BobAsmussen reports that DT Tito Odenigbo is transferring too. Haven't officially confirmed yet, but this was another one that was expected.— Jeremy Werner (@JWerner247) November 29, 2017
Odenigbo is the fifth Illini to transfer from the program since Monday afternoon. He is the third member of Hardy Nickerson’s defense to transfer, along with Pat Nelson and Tre Watson.
He had a career-high six tackles at Minnesota this season. The junior also forced one fumble against Ball State, appearing in 10 total games in 2017. He redshirted his 2014 season.
Odenigbo was ejected in his final game as an Illini against Northwestern for throwing a flag back at the referee.
Tito Odenigbo was ejected for tossing the flag back at one of the refs. pic.twitter.com/NBKDHYpG4z— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 25, 2017
The Ohio native was the 69th-best defensive end nationally coming out of high school, according to ESPN.