One of the top quarterback prospects in college football is set to go pro.
On Monday morning, North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky announced his intentions for the 2017 NFL Draft in an article on The Players Tribune.
Trubisky, who could be the first quarterback off the board in April, will forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the draft.
“After a lot of prayer and thought, I have decided to forgo my senior year and enter the NFL draft,” Trubisky wrote. “This has been the most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make. But no matter what happens next, I know I’ll never experience something as special as being a Tar Heel.”
He added in a brief statement on Twitter, “I love UNC and it’s a privilege to call myself a Tar Heel. I will bleed Carolina Blue forever. It’s been a pleasure and I look forward to pursuing my dream of playing in the NFL. Most importantly, thank you God for all the blessings and making all of this possible.”
In his first and only season as UNC’s full-time starter, the 6-3, 220 pounder threw for 3,468 yards, 28 touchdowns and only four interceptions.
In a weak quarterback class, Trubisky could very well be a top ten pick in April.
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