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

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.

Neal will be eligible in 2016 for the Tigers.

Bruce Feldman is a senior college football reporter and columnist for and FS1. He is also a New York Times best-selling author. His latest book, "The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks," came out in October 2014. Follow him on Twitter @BruceFeldmanCFB and Facebook.