Illinois Confirms Addition of Auburn DL Transfer

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Illinois head coach Bill Cubit announced Tuesday that graduate transfer Gimel President will join the Fighting Illini program after signing a Big Ten tender of financial aid.

"President is a terrific addition to our defensive line," Cubit said. "He has played at a high level while in the SEC and will make an immediate contribution when he steps on the field. We're excited about the added maturity that he will bring to what already may be our deepest position on the defensive side of the ball."

The 6-4, 265 pound defensive end played in 25 games for the Tigers over the last three seasons, including 10 starts, making 45 tackles, 7.0 TFLs and 3.0 sacks.

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