Utah State quarterback Jordan Love will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the draft. In a lengthy message on Twitter, Love announced that he’ll be heading to the NFL next season, although he still intends to play in the upcoming Frisco Bowl vs. Kent State.
“Playing for the Aggies has been a dream come true, and with that being said, I am ready to chase my next dream,” Love wrote (via Charean Williams of ProFootballTalk.com). “After much prayer, consideration and discussion with my family, I have decided to forgo my senior year at Utah State and enter the 2020 NFL Draft. I knew from the first time I put on a helmet and shoulder pads that I wanted to play in the NFL and am excited to being that journey now.
“I haven’t quite closed this chapter in my life, though, as I look forward to putting on my Aggie uniform one final time for our bowl game.”
As Williams writes, there were whispers that Love might opt for another college program for his senior season. After all, following his standout 2018 campaign, 2019 has been a bit of a disappointment. Love has completed 60.6-percent of his passes this year for 3,085 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions (to go along with 159 rushing yards on 71 carries). While these are solid numbers, they pale in comparison to his 2018 stats, when he completed 64-percent of his passes for 3,567 yards, 32 touchdowns, and six interceptions (to go along with seven rushing scores).
While 2019 didn’t necessarily go as planned, Love still has a chance of emerging as a first-round pick with a solid pre-draft performance. CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson recently slotted in Love as the 30th-overall pick in the 2020 draft.
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