Josh Rosen is officially heading to the NFL.
On Wednesday evening, the UCLA Bruins star quarterback took to social media to announce that he will be forgoing his final year of eligibility to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.
The 6-foot-4, 218 pound signal-caller is widely regarded as the top quarterback in the 2018 draft class.
During the 2017 season, Rosen threw for 3,756 yards, 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He ends his collegiate career with 9,341 passing yards, 59 touchdowns and 26 picks.
You can read Rosen’s full statement announcing his departure from UCLA below:
“At 17 years old I made the best decision of my life and committed to UCLA. I am thankful for the opportunity Coach Mora gave me to attend such a prestigious university and to compete at the collegiate level. I was welcomed with open arms by a warm UCLA community and felt at home the first day I stepped on campus. I want to thank all of my mentors, including Mr. Guerrero, Coach Mora, Coach Alosi, Coach Fisch, and the many professors to whom I have grown close, for teaching me and helping me mature both on and off the field.
“Over the last three years, UCLA has helped me grow as an athlete, a scholar, and a member of the community. I have made some mistakes along the way; however, I am grateful that I made those mistakes backed by such a supportive and positive university, so that I could learn from them and better myself. To the UCLA students, alumni, and fans, I appreciate all of your unwavering support.
“I especially want to thank my teammates. I wish we had won more games, but friendships were forged and memories were made that will last a lifetime. They are my best friends — I love them and wouldn’t have chosen any others to go into battle with each and every week. It pains me to leave these guys, but I know they wouldn’t let me come back and pass up this opportunity to chase my dream.
“Thank you most of all to my family for supporting me. I love you all and don’t know what I would do without you guys. And now, as a proud UCLA Bruin, I am officially declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft.
“P.S. Mom — I promise I will come back and finish my degree.”
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