Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has declared his readiness for the next level up, reports ESPN.
In an interview held at the Home Depot College Football Awards, the 21-year-old revealed his intention to move up to NFL.
"In my mind, I think I am [ready]," he is quoted as saying.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner also proved he was wide beyond his years, realising the enormity of the decision for his career:
"You don't want to go and be unprepared for the National Football League and leave two years [of college football] on the table. It all comes down to making the best decision for you. Whether you're ready. Whether teams are quarterback-needy. You look at all your factors."
The decision period for Manziel to declare for the NFL draft remains unknown, but it appears he wants to take his time to mull over the move, to ensure it's the right one.
The Texas full-back last season became the first freshman to win the Heisman, and has continued his momentum this season.
He's a finalist for the same award again as well as the 'Best Player' and 'Top Quarterback'.
An unlikely clean sweep of the awards will boost his reputation further, increasing his rise through the draft.
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