CHAMPAIGN - Illinois wide receiver Marchie Murdock will transfer out of the program, and six graduated players will not finish their eligibility at Illinois, the team confirmed on Monday night.
The six gruadted seniors who will not return are running back Henry Enyenihi, receivers Raphael Barr and Tyrin Stone-Davis, linebackers B.J. Bello and LaKeith Walls and defensive back Jevaris Little. All will be eligible to play immediately at other programs due to the NCAA graduate transfer rule.
As a sophomore, Murdock finished fifth on the team in receptions (20) and receiving yards (194) and tied for first in touchdown receptions (three). A source said Murdock, a Texas native, is transferring closer to home due to personal reasons.
Enyenihi, a junior-college transfer, ran for 58 yards and a touchdown last season. Stone-Davis, also a junior-college transfer, finished his Illini career with no receptions.
Walls (16 tackles), Little (10 tackles) and Bello (six tackles) mostly played as backups and special teams players.
Also, five walk-ons will not return to the team: Kameron Fry, Jason Goldsmith, Max Loeb, Max Marietti and Mike Parisi.
New additions to the roster include junior college cornerback Ahmari Hayes, who has two years of eligibility remaining, and freshman quarterback Eli Peters, a Florida native.