CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — Three Illinois football players are leaving the program. Three-year starting linebacker Tre’ Watson, offensive lineman Gabe Megginson and backup freshman punter Bryce Baringer all announced on Twitter Monday afternoon they will play elsewhere next season.
Watson was tied for third on the team in tackles this season with 65. The Tampa, Florida native also had 1.5 sacks and an interception. After starting seven games as a redshirt freshman, Megginson only started two games for the Illini this season. Baringer did not appear in a game.