Nelson Agholor declares for NFL Draft

Junior wide receiver Nelson Agholor will make himself available for the 2015 NFL Draft, the school announced on Saturday.

Agholor is ranked the No. 8 wide receiver eligible for the draft, and is projected to be drafted in the second round.

Agholor finished this season with 104 catches for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns. In his three years at USC, he caught 179 passes for 2,572 yards and 20 touchdowns. He holds a school record in punts returned for touchdowns with four.

“These past three years at USC have been a blessing, along with a lot of my life,” Agholor said in a statement. “I am very grateful to have had the coaches and staff members of this prestigious university in my life. Because of these men and women, I feel prepared to follow my dreams into the NFL. Thank you to the Trojan Family for allowing me to become one of your own.”

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian also released a statement in support of Agholor’s decision.

“All of us at USC thank Nelson for all he has done here. He had an outstanding career and will always be a Trojan,” Sarkisian said in a statement. “We wish him the best and look forward to watching him at the next level.”