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Former Normal Community, Illinois State player Garrett Hirsch to play at Louisiana-Monroe

“It’s kind of a leap of faith right now,” Hirsch said of his decision to transfer to Louisiana-Monroe to continue his football career. “ULM seemed like a great opportunity, and I had to jump on it.”

Hirsch has not visited the Warhawks’ campus in Monroe, La., because of the NCAA-mandated “dead period” that has been extended to May 31 caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The former Normal Community High School and Illinois State player, not knowing when a visit might be allowed, made up his mind.

“I hope to take a visit and sign (a scholarship agreement) in June.