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Justyn Ross declares for NFL draft

Kim Montuoro, Contributor

Justyn Ross (8) makes an outstanding catch against Alabama cornerback Josh Jobe (28) in the 2019 National Championship. The catch put the Tigers in scoring position and was one of the highlight plays of the game. 

In an Instagram post on Thursday, Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross announced he will be forgoing his final year of eligibility and declaring for the NFL draft. 
“I will be forgoing my final year of eligibility and pursuing my lifelong dream of playing in the NFL,” Ross wrote. “This was one of the hardest decisions but I know it’s best for my career and for my family. It will forever and always be… GO TIGERS!!”
Playing in 10 games this season, the junior wide receiver finished with 46 receptions for 513 yards and three touchdowns. 
“The last four years at Clemson have been nothing short of amazing,” Ross added. “When I stepped on campus as a freshman I knew it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The Clemson fans accepted me and made me feel like family.”
Ross’ departure will now open the door for the the younger receivers on Clemson’s roster.
Freshman receivers Beaux Collins and Dacari Collins have already received substantial playing time and will have an opportunity to become the team’s top receivers
Another name to watch is incoming freshman receiver Antonio Williams, a four star according to 247sports
Ross’ time at Clemson included a stellar performance in the 2019 National Championship against Alabama and an impeccable comeback from a spinal injury. In his three seasons on the field, Ross had 158 receptions for 2,379 yards and 20 touchdowns.
The receiver will now bring his talents to the NFL, where he can develop into a potential star on the biggest stage in sports.

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