Connecticut's Jordan Todman Will Declare for NFL Draft
Next season, UConn will have to find those yards somewhere else.
Todman, who finished second in the nation this season with 1,574 yards rushing, announced that he will skip his senior year and enter the NFL Draft.
"I sat down with my family and friends and did a lot of thinking," Todman said. "I think the best decision for me is to declare into the NFL Draft this year."
UConn coach Randy Edsall seemed to be in full agreement that this was indeed the right move for Todman.
"I'm 100 percent behind him," Edsall said. "We've talked and we've done research and given him the information that I received and what we received. Like I said, I'm 100 percent behind what he's doing. I think he'll do very, very well. So congratulations to Jordan. He has made a difference in this program, made a huge difference."
When asked what went into making the decision, Todman didn't pinpoint anything specific, but did say that his family was heavily involved in the process.
"At some point, I felt like it was the right time for me," Todman said. "And I stand pretty good with the competition this year. I'm sure there is a lot of things in mind -- I can go and talk on about this for half an hour. A few good reasons and me and my family decided and I think this is the right decision for me."