Devin Thomas is skipping his senior season at Michigan State to enter the NFL draft.
``It's a done deal,'' his father, Dwight Thomas, said Saturday night in an interview with The Associated Press. ``Coming off the season he had and looking at the senior corps of receivers, we felt like it was a prime opportunity for him to enter the NFL.''
The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Thomas set a single-season Big Ten record with 1,135 yards on kickoff returns, including a career-high 178 yards in the Champs Sports Bowl. He also set a single-season school mark with 79 receptions and 2,590 all-purpose yards.
Thomas, who said his son signed with agent Drew Rosenhaus, said Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was disappointed when informed of the decision.
``He tried to point out some reasons why he should stay for his senior year,'' Dwight Thomas said. ``I have a lot of respect for the man and appreciate what he's done for my son, but we just felt like this was the time for him to play in the NFL.''
Thomas averaged 29 yards on kickoff returns and his receptions, which surpassed the likes of Plaxico Burress and Andre Rison, gave him 1,260 yards for the third-highest total in school history. He caught eight touchdown passes.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

2016 NFL Draft Props on Thu, Apr 2016 by Blade
NFL Draft Preview on Thu, Apr 2016 by Blade
Test on Thu, Apr 2016 by Blade
CG releases Divisional Odds on Wed, Mar 2016 by Blade

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Cal lands Davis Webb The Cal Bears may have lost the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft at quarterback, but the Golden Bears seem to have found a good replacement...
Thumbnail FSU dismisses running back The Florida State Seminoles have parted ways with running back Mario Pender after a recent arrest.
Thumbnail Hokies suspend two defenders The Justin Fuente era of Virginia Tech football isn’t off to a great start, as two defensive players have been indefinitely...
Thumbnail Buckeyes get 100K for Spring Game Ohio State may not have made the...
Thumbnail Petrino gets new contract Louisville is happy with the direction that Bobby Petrino is taking the football program and the Cardinals have given the head...
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages