LSU running back Jeremy Hill has announced, via Twitter, that he will enter the 2014 NFL draft.
Hill will forgo his remaining two years of eligibility for the Tigers in favor of entering the draft and could be taken in the second round.
During the 2013 season Hill posted 1,401 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns in just 11 games having been suspended for the season opener vs. TCU.
This included 216 yards, spread over 28 carries, and two TD scores in LSU's 21-14 victory over Iowa in the New Years Day Outback Bowl.
And the 6' 2" 235 pounds averaged 116.8 yards per game on the ground, the 14th best in the nation this year.
The announcement comes as a shock to many.
Sources close to the player had told USA Today on Sunday that Hill would return to LSU for his redshirt junior season.
But, with the Jan. 15 deadline for underclassmen to decide whether or not to leave school early, Hill took to social media today to official declare;
"With all of that being said, I have decided to forgo my Junior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft",
"I am a Tiger for life. I will forever be grateful to my LSU fans, friends, coaches and family. This decision has been very difficult for me", he told his followers.
It remains to be seen whether his off-field controversy will affect his chances.