FCS All-American OL Jeresaty picks Illinois

Field Level Media

April 12, 2020 at 1:26 am.

Wofford offensive lineman Blake Jeresaty, an FCS first-team AP All-American last season, announced Saturday he is transferring to Illinois.

“Thank you to my Wofford teammates, coaches and peers for the last four years- I will always be grateful. Time to take the next step,” Jeresaty wrote on Twitter.

Jeresaty is eligible to play immediately, having graduated from Wofford. He started 24 games at center over the last two seasons after starting five of 11 games at the pivot in 2017. The Terriers’ website credited him with 127 knockdown blocks last season, including 22 in one game against East Tennessee State.

The 6-foot-2, 290-pounder is expected to compete for a spot on the interior for the Illini.

Four of Illinois’ five starters up front from 2019 in offensive tackles Alex Palczewski and Vederian Lowe, guard Kendrick Green and center Doug Kramer.