Another SEC transfer is joining Eastern Illinois’ defensive line next season. EIU has added former Arkansas Razorback Horace Arkadie, and a freshman who played his high school football in Texas, Taylon Shepard.
Arkadie comes to Eastern Illinois after three seasons at the University of Arkansas. He played in four of the last five games for Arkansas in 2013.
Shepard played high school football at Brenham HS helping the team reach the Texas Class 4A State Championship game as a senior.
EIU opens the 2014 season on August 28 at Minnesota. The home opener is Sept. 6 against Southern Illinois.