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Miami Adding Illinois Grad Transfer DT Tito Odenigbo

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LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 24: Miami Hurricanes cheerleaders perform prior to the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Villanova Wildcats in the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at KFC YUM! Center on March 24, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Tito Odenigbo will be providing some depth along the defensive line for the Miami Hurricanes next year.

Tito Odenigbo transfers in as a graduate of Illinois. He is originally from Dayton, Ohio.

The former Centerville High School star was a three-star recruit in the class of 2014. In three years with the Illini, he played in 27 total games.

Odenigbo finishes his Illinois career with 47 total tackles (8.5 for loss), two sacks, and two pass deflections. He was second on the team with 4.5 tackles for loss in Big Ten play last season.

His career at Illinois had one definitely rough mark. He was ejected from the team's game against Northwestern.

After a stop near the goal line, multiple officials threw flags. The two Illinois-based teams had gotten into a bit of a scrum.

Odenigbo picked up one flag and flung it back at a referee. He was clearly taken aback, and tossed the Illinois lineman from the game.

Video of the play is available below. Via Big Ten Network:

That appears to have been a bad one-off moment. Otherwise, this should be a solid addition to the Miami defense. The U has not yet announced the move. However, Odenigbo appears to have done so on his private Twitter account. Dayton sports anchor James Rider posted a screenshot of the announcement. It reads "New school. #TheU" with a picture of former Miami coach Jimmy Johnson.

Odenigbo also has a private Instagram account, with "University of Miami 20" in the bio. A screenshot:

Tito Odenigbo's Instagram page.


This gives Miami a second senior defensive tackle. Odenigbo joins redshirt senior Gerald Willis.