Originally posted by OnTheClock:
WR Damian Williams of USC Declares.
USC wide receiver Damian Williams will forego his senior year and enter the NFL draft, according to multiple sources. Williams, who caught a team-high 58 passes with six touchdowns this season, earned his college degree last week and informed friends he would not be around USC next semester because he would be training for the draft. "There's a lot of indications (he is going pro) because he graduated," USC coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday. "We're talking about it. We haven't had a serious meeting yet. His parents have been around here a lot." Williams would not say Tuesday whether he made his decision and a formal announcement is not expected until after USC plays Boston College in the Emerald Bowl on Saturday. "I don't know," he said. "I'm playing football this week. We'll talk about it later." But he also questioned the benefit of returning for another season, especially after being named USC's Most Valuable Player this season and demonstrating he can be a dangerous punt returner with two touchdowns. "How much better of a college player can I be?" Williams said. "That's what I have to weigh." Williams said he applied for an evaluation of his draft status with the NFL but did not know the results yet. The NFL is notorious for being conservative in its evaluation, however, because it does not want to encourage players to go pro. This is the second straight year Williams applied for an evaluation. - Scott Wolf, The Daily Breeze
Does he have the speed to be our stretch the field guy?