Illinois State head football coach Brock Spack has bolstered his roster a bit since the spring season ended.
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.
Mitchell Lewis, a tight end from Miami of Ohio, is transferring to Illinois State. Will have three years to play as Redbird. From same high school (Naperville North) as ex-ISU tight end @JOShaughnessy80— Randy Reinhardt (@Pg_Reinhardt) June 25, 2019
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.
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.