One of the USC Trojans’ best-ever wide receivers said Saturday he will skip his senior year and enter the NFL draft.
Nelson Agholor made 104 catches in the 2014 season, the third-highest catch total in Trojan history. His four punt returns that resulted in touchdowns in that season set a school record.
“These three years at USC have been a blessing, along with a lot in my life,” the junior said in a statement sent out by the USC sports information office.
“I am very grateful to have had the coaches and staff members of this prestigious university in my life. Because of these men and women, I feel prepared to follow my dreams into the NFL,” he said.
Head coach Steve Sarkasian thanked Agholor. “He had an outstanding career and will always be a Trojan,” he said.
Algholor was born in Nigeria and moved with his family to the United States when he was 5. He grew up in Florida.