The election is still more than nine weeks away, but the Illinois football program already knows who its President is going to be in 2016.
That is Gimel President, a grad transfer from Auburn who will suit up for the Illini this fall. Illinois released a promotional video Wednesday with President giving his 2016 campaign speech about the Illini’s upcoming season.
The last name wordplay didn’t stop with Mr. President. In the speech, President had the lines “even our toughest foes will be brought to Justice,” referencing linebacker Justice Williams. He added: “We will go to great lengths to protect our Nation,” a shoutout to running back Tre Nation.
You can check out President’s full address, complete with “Hail to the Chief” in the background, below:
— Illini Football (@IlliniFootball) August 31, 2016