Samuel Declares For NFL

Samuel Declares For NFL

South Carolina receiver Deebo Samuel says he is skipping the Belk Bowl so he can begin preparing for the NFL draft.

Samuel thanked fans in his announcement Monday on Instagram , but says it is time to support his family, adding “I realize the next 6 months will determine my next four years and potentially even more.”

Samuel was a first-team Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference pick as an all-purpose player and a second team pick as a wide receiver.

The Gamecocks play Virginia on Dec. 29.

Information in this report was gathered by the Associated Press