Oregon running back LaMichael James says he isn’t ready to announce his intentions for the NFL draft, but a report out of Oregon says he’s already made up his mind.
James issued a statement through the Oregon athletic program saying he hasn’t decided for sure, but players often wait until after their teams’ bowl games to announce publicly that they’re leaving. Privately, everyone expects James to turn pro.
James has been the NCAA leader in rushing yards per game each of the last two years. The biggest question about James is his durability; he was slowed by a knee injury last year and missed two games with an elbow injury this year.