MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -West Virginia running back Steve Slaton will forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Mountaineers football spokesman Mike Montoro confirmed Sunday that Slaton informed the coaching staff of his decision Sunday afternoon.
Slaton's decision was first reported by ESPN.com.
``I just told my coaches,'' Slaton told ESPN.com. ``This is hard for me. But my coaches that knew me best have left. And now it's time for me to leave. ... It's a good decision for me now because I'm a versatile back. As versatile as any back. I can play running back, wide receiver, kick returner. This was hard for me but it's my time now to go.''
After setting West Virginia's school record with 1,733 yards rushing last season, Slaton ran for 1,051 yards this season to surpass 1,000 for the third straight time.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

Betting the 2017 NFL Draft on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
NFL Draft Preview on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
2017 Heisman Odds on Wed, Mar 2017 by Blade
College / NBA today on Sun, Mar 2017 by TtomBoBadly
SNOW on Tue, Mar 2017 by Michael Cash

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail 2017 Heisman Trophy Odds There are plenty of candidates for the 2017 Heisman Trophy. Here is a look at the favorites entering the summer.
Thumbnail UCLA vs. Texas A&M Odds Texas A&M and UCLA will have one of the featured meetings during the opening weekend of college football....
Thumbnail Michigan vs. Florida Week 1 Odds One of the featured games in Week 1 of the College Football Season has two historic programs colliding when Michigan faces...

NCAAF Team Pages