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  Illinois has dubbed itself "Transfer U" after aggressively adding more than a dozen notable players to its roster via the transfer portal the last two offseasons. Adding transfers isn't new. Where the Illini have gone for their transfer additions is - particularly compared to former coach Tim Beckman's pursuit of junior college players - different. Since Nick Walker opted out of the 2020 season, the active Illinois roster includes just a single JUCO player in defensive tackle Anthony Shipton. The Cerritos College (Calif.) product could factor into the rotation at defensive tackle. "Shipton, he'll tell you he needs to get stronger, but he's been about who we thought he would be," Smith said. "He got here a little bit later than the rest of the crew, but he works hard...He brings energy each day. Pleasant to be around. Now it's about him taking these next steps. First thing, getting stronger and just continuing to develop." - News Gazette Tribune

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