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Illinois State adds six mid-year transfers

Normal, IL (Sports Network) - Illinois State football coach Brock Spack announced on Tuesday the addition of six mid-year transfers, including five from Football Bowl Subdivision programs.

All six players are eligible immediately and can participate during spring practice.

ISU gained two additions from the University of Oklahoma, Josh Aladenoye, a 6- foot-6, 316-pound offensive lineman from Mesquite, Texas, and Jonathan Miller, a 6-foot, 200-pound running back from Garland, Texas.

Also transferring to the Missouri Valley Conference program were Phil Dudley, a 5-9, 175-pound running back/wide receiver from Ball State and Indianapolis; Adam Pittser, a 6-2, 206-pound quarterback from Wyoming and Richmond, Ill.; and Ezra Thompson, a 6-2, 207-pound tight end from Colorado State and Tinley Park, Ill.

In addition, 6-2, 190-pound wide receiver Kelvin Chatham, from Houston, transferred in from a junior college, Citrus College.

Pittser is coming off his redshirt freshman season and has four years of eligibility remaining. The other five players will have two years of eligibility remaining.

"We were looking for an offensive lineman if we could find one, and they're hard to find as transfers," Spack said. "We really wanted to find a tackle who we felt could play right away. And then we wanted to find a future quarterback and a bigger receiver. We also were looking for a safety or a cornerback. We feel like we hit on all of those things, and we feel very fortunate to have them all here right now."

01/17 13:47:13 ET

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