Per a tweeted statement from ESPN reporter Josiah Anderson, Nebraska Cornhuskers Defensive End Randy Gregory will forego his Senior season for the Huskers and declare himself eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft.
Gregory, a 6' 6", 240 pound 22 year old from Fishers, Indiana, played for Nebraska for 2 seasons after transferring from Arizona Western Community College. He was set to go to Purdue after his JUCO days, however the Huskers flipped him in the late stages from the Boilermakers.
Anderson tweeted out this statement from Gregory:
Breaking: Nebraska DE Randy Gregory announces to me plans to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. STATEMENT: University (cont) http://t.co/fWEjC4wLLt— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) December 30, 2014
STATEMENT: University of Nebraska Defensive end announces his future plans. Defensive end Randy Gregory burst onto the scene for Nebraska as one of the most dynamic defenders in the nation. Gregory was a dominant pass rusher from his defensive end spot.
"I chose the University of Nebraska because of the rich tradition, the great academics and sense of family I felt when I stepped onto the campus. It has been everything and more for me and I'm thankful to the Nebraska faithful. Coach Pellini having an NFL background helped me understand what it takes to play at the next level. He and Coach Kaczenski did a great job in helping me reach my goals this season. People expected me to come out last season, but I knew I had more work to do. Coach Papuchis also helped me take my game to another level.
As I declare for this year's NFL draft, I'm ready for the next challenge in my life. I look forward to the coaching I will receive and the chance to push myself alongside the best players in the world. Thank you to my coaches from all levels, the Nebraska fans, my teammates, and my family who have supported me from the start."
Gregory will leave behind some big-time numbers for the Huskers. In 24 games played, Gregory attained 129 total tackles with 24.5 of those Tackles For Loss. He also had 16.5 sacks and 2 interceptions in his time in Lincoln.
Dan Kadar, who is the SBNation Mock NFL Draft guru, has Gregory going 3rd in his latest mock '15 NFL Draft to the Jacksonville Jaguars.