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Auburn adds standout Illinois LB T.J. Neal as grad transfer

Sep 12, 2015; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini linebacker T.J. Neal (52) celebrates a sack against the Western Illinois Leathernecks at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 12, 2015; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini linebacker T.J. Neal (52) celebrates a sack against the Western Illinois Leathernecks at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

Over the weekend Alabama picked up a nice addition in a grad transfer from the Midwest in Bowling Green star WR Gehrig Dieter. On Tuesday, the Tide's archrival Auburn got a very good one, too.

Linebacker T.J. Neal, Illinois' second leading tackler (109), announced he's transferring to play for the Tigers. The 6-2, 235-pounder had 14 TFLs in 2015 for the Illini.

Next Chapter in my life. ! !@FootballAU @SEC pic.twitter.com/z0SPhUOMdD

— Tyrone Neal Jr (@Tneal52) February 16, 2016

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Neal will be eligible in 2016 for the Tigers.

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