After a record-setting season in which he was the runner-up for the FCS player of the year, Towson running back Terrance West will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
According to CBS Sports, the junior received a draft grade of the third round and scouts have suggested he could go even higher after helping the Tigers make it to their first FCS championship game. He rushed for an incredible 2,509 yards and 41 touchdowns in 16 games this season.
“Terrance and his family decided to sign [with] an agent and declare for the draft last night,” Towson coach Rob Ambrose wrote on his official Twitter account Tuesday morning. “We wish him all the best. He did promise me, however, that he would finish his degree.”
In Towson’s 35-7 defeat to North Dakota State on Saturday, the 22-year-old West rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries.
West reportedly hired agent Marc Lillibridge to represent him through the draft process.