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NIU

NIU Football Transfer Tracker: JUCO Safety commits to Huskies

Woodly Appolon, a junior college safety originally from Montreal, Canada, who most recently played at Butler Community College in El Dorado Kansas, has committed to Northern Illinois Football.

At 6 foot, 4 inches and 210 pounds, the safety was ranked the No. 5 among safety prospects at the JUCO level by recruiting site 247 sports. Last season he played in eight games, tallied 13 tackles and an interception.

Tuesday, quarterback Andrew Haidet, a graduate transfer from Plano, Texas who spent his last four years at Houston Baptist University, announced his commitment to play football at Northern Illinois University. He will enroll for the spring semester.

Haidet, who will be a fifth-year senior, lists on Twitter his graduating year from HBU as 2019 and graduation year from NIU as 2021.

As a redshirt junior in 2019, played in three games, completed 6 of 12 passes for 71 yards and threw a touchdown pass.

"Very blessed and honored to say that I have received a full offer and have committed to play my fifth and Senior year at Northern Illinois University," Haidet said on Twitter.

Haidet said he plans to enroll in the MBA program at NIU.

Tre Harbison, who announced his intent to transfer from NIU on the day of the Huskies' season finale against Western Michigan, will play his final season of eligibility at Charlotte.

"I am 100% committed to (Charlotte Football). I'm coming home," was the message on Harbison's Twitter where he made the announcement.

Tre Harbison became the biggest transfer departure of coach Thomas Hammock's first season when he announced following NIU's 17-14 win over Western Michigan that he was entering the transfer Portal.

“First and foremost I want to thank God for everything he has blessed me with!" Harbison said in a Twitter post. "Secondly I want to thank NIU for the opportunity to attend a great university to earn a degree and play football. Thank you Huskie nation for supporting me during my time here! I also want to thank all of my teammates for all the great memories we’ve shared during my time here! The bond that we have built will hold a special place in my heart.”

The news of Harbison's transfer was first reported by Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel.

Huskies linebacker Joseph Bonds also announced his intent to transfer on Jan. 1. He will play at Iowa Western.

Camari Harris, a true freshman walk-on linebacker from Fort Wayne, Indiana announced his entry into the transfer portal Thursday, Dec. 5

Harris attended Bishop Luers High School, the same school Huskies head coach Thomas Hammock and defensive line coach Jordan Gigli attended.

Northern Illnois redshirt sophomore cornerback Jalen McKie announced the news of his entry into the transfer portal on Twitter Monday, Dec. 2

McKie started in all 12 of the Huskies' games this fall, recording 48 tackles and an interception return for a touchdown.

"Thank you to both coaching staffs for (giving) me this opportunity to play here," McKie said in part in a statement. "But I feel that it is time for me to take my abilities somewhere else. Thank you Huskie Nation."

Freshman kicker Jimmy Lowery announced he had entered the transfer portal Tuesday on Twitter.

Lowery did not see time on the field, as he sat behind redshirt freshman kicker John Richardson.

Northern Illinois third-string quarterback Anthony Thompson shared news of his entry into the transfer portal Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Recent players in the final weeks of the season who elected to transfer included sophomore starting cornerback Devin Haney on Nov. 14, walk-on freshman wide receiver Nick Rempert of Batavia Nov. 8 and walk-on freshman linebacker Tom Trieb of Arlington Heights on Nov. 22.

Rodney Hall officially announced his intent to transfer Wednesday, Nov. 27 on Twitter.

Correction: Rodney Hall had been left off the dress list in recent weeks due to injury. Safety commit Woodly Appolon's hometown was originally listed incorrectly. He is from Montreal.

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