The wide receiver class for the 2017 NFL Draft just got a little deeper, after Ole Miss’ Damore’ea Stringfellow announced his intentions to forgo his final year of eligibility and turn pro on Monday.
Stringfellow’s announcement came as a press release from the university.
“I cannot begin to express to Rebel Nation what an honor and privilege these last three years have been putting on the Ole Miss jersey each Saturday,” Stringfellow said. “The fans’ endless support, both on and off the field, has allowed me to grow and develop into the athlete and man that I am today.
“In that light, after much reflection and prayer, it pleases and saddens me to announce that I have decided to forgo my senior year and declare for the 2017 NFL Draft to pursue my dream of playing on Sundays. I would like to thank my family, coaches, professors and most of all the fans that have given me the love, courage and much needed prayer to go out and make Oxford proud. I truly would not have this amazing opportunity without you.”
During his brief time at Ole Miss, after transferring from Washington, Stringfellow recorded 82 receptions for 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns.
“I am grateful to Damore’ea for his commitment to our program,” said Rebel head coach Hugh Freeze. “He has a tremendous opportunity, and we are excited for him to enter the next phase of his life. We look forward to seeing another Rebel receiver in the NFL.”
Stringfellow has already appeared in his last collegiate game, thanks to a 5-7 record this season which will keep Ole Miss out of a bowl game.
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