Illinois State head football coach Brock Spack has bolstered his roster a bit since the spring season ended.

Mitchell Lewis

Illinois State football has announced that Miami-Ohio transfer Mitchell Lewis will join the Redbirds for this coming season.

The Pantagraph’s Randy Reinhardt announced the latest addition to the roster as Miami-Ohio tight end Mitchell Lewis will transfer to the Redbird program.

The 6 foot 5, 251-pound Lewis is a Lisle, Illinois, native and attended Naperville North High School.

Lewis will have three years of eligibility remaining after redshirting the 2017 season. He saw action in just two games during the 2018 season for the Redhawks.

Soon after the Redbirds concluded their spring practices, former Iowa defensive lineman Brandon Simon announced his intentions to transfer to ISU for his last two seasons of eligibility.

Brandon Simon

Former Iowa defensive lineman will join the Illinois State football team this season for his last two season of eligibility.

The 6-foot, 270-pound Simon, who Spack has indicated will play more of a linebacker role with the Redbirds, saw action in one game with the Hawkeyes this past season.

Simon did not appear in any games in 2017, and redshirted during the 2016 season.

Simon joins former Iowa teammate Aaron Mends, who also transferred to the Redbirds and will be on the roster this coming season.

ISU will begin its season Aug. 31 when the Northern Illinois Huskies welcome them to Dekalb.

BLAINE LEWALLEN is the Sports Editor for The Vidette. He can be contacted at Follow him on Twitter at @blainelew3 

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