Michigan State back will enter NFL draft
EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State running back LJ Scott says he will enter the NFL draft after this season.
Scott, a senior, injured his ankle in September and has played in only four games this year. Coach Mark Dantonio said last month that Scott would redshirt , but Scott said on social media Wednesday night that he has decided to enter the draft.
“Having dealt with various humbling injuries during the 2018 regular season, I initially believed the best plan for me was to return. … As the season has drawn closer to an end, I’ve had time to properly reflect and discuss all of my options with my coaches and family to decide the absolute best course of action for me going forward,” Scott said. “After a ton of thought, prayer, and careful consideration, I have decided to enter the 2019 NFL Draft as a senior.”
He indicated that he will play for the Spartans in the Redbox Bowl against Oregon on Dec. 31.
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