Illinois linebacker Khalan Tolson is taking the next step and declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft.
Tolson made the announcement Friday afternoon on Twitter.
Thank You Illinois 45 ✌ pic.twitter.com/Nhbm7cU3oc— Khalan Tolson (@KhalanTolson) December 10, 2021
He joins tight end Daniel Barker in forgoing a final year of eligibility for the Illini and declaring for the Draft. Underclassmen have until Jan. 17 to withdraw from the draft.
A Florida native, Tolson started eight games in 2021 and had 48 tackles. Over four seasons, he had 130 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.