Another Illini football player transfers

Another Illini football player transfers

Illinois junior offensive lineman Adam Solomon is the latest to leave Lovie Smith's program.

The Indianapolis product took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to announce his departure.

In a lengthy post, Solomon thanked his former teammates.

"Without your support, I would not be the man that I am today," Solomon wrote.

Solomon has already earned his accounting degree.

Physically, "I am in the best shape of my life," he wrote.

Because he has graduated, Solomon can play immediately at any other FBS school without having to sit out.

He also praised all Illinois players past and present.

"We have been through many ups and downs," he wrote, "but we have always stuck together through it all."

Solomon joined the Illini in 2015. He signed with Tim Beckman, who was fired before Solomon's first season. Solomon redshirted the 2015 season.

As a high school senior at Bishop Chatard, Solomon was a three-star prospect.

He played in 10 games during the 2018 season at Illinois, mostly on special teams. He started the 2017 season opener at tackle against Ball State, the only start of his Illini career.

He is the second Illini to announce his departure since the end of the season, following offensive lineman Zeke Martin doing so this past Friday.