Bruce Ellington (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Bruce Ellington (USA TODAY Sports)
Orlando, Florida (WLTX) -- USC Wide Receiver Bruce Ellington told reporters after Saturday's practice that he is evaluating his stock in the NFL draft and will decide after the Capital One Bowl if he will go pro.
Ellington says he sent in his paperwork to the Underclassman Advisory Committee and has their response sitting at home. He's waiting to open it after the January 1 game against Wisconsin.
The decision would not just mean loosing a receiver on the football team, it would also impact the basketball team as well. Ellington plays point guard for the Gamecocks. After practice he told reporters, "I'm just thinking about it right now you know. If it comes up to where I want to make that decision to go to the NFL, I'm going to have to talk to Coach (Frank) Martin and them to make that decision."
Ellington would not tell reporters what anticipated round of the draft it would take to get him to leave. "I don't know what it's going to come down to," Ellington said. "But I'm going to sit down with my family and whatever decision we make, we're going to make it as a family."