Another underclassman is turning pro, with LSU football standout Arden Key making the expected decision to forgo his final year of eligibility to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.
Arden, widely regarded as one of the top pass rushers in this year’s draft class, announced his decision on social media.
“First off, I want to give glory and honor to God. After much consideration, my family and I have decided it would be best for me to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft,” Key wrote in a brief statement. “Our sincere gratitude goes out to all of the LSU fans, the state of Louisiana, Coach O and staff, administration and most of all, my brothers.
“A special thank you to Coach Miles for giving me the opportunity to become a Tiger. Last but not least, to my family and mentors – your unconditional love and support has brought me to this day, I’m forever grateful. Excited to tart my new journey and prayers that my LSU fam will continue to support me.
“To LSU Football, bring our state of Louisiana a national championship. Geaux Tigers.”
Key, a projected first-round pick, also released a highlight video to go with his draft announcement.
— OptimusKey_ (@ArdenKey49) January 4, 2018
Key finishes his time in Baton Rouge with 21 sacks in three seasons.