USC tailback Ronald Jones has entered the NFL draft, according to TexasFootball.com.
Jones made the following comment about Sam Darnold’s departure: “We kind of knew he was coming out. But him definitely not coming back, it just further made my decision since we don’t know who the quarterback will be next year.”
UPDATED: USC has officially announced Jones will go pro. Here is Jones’ statement.
“My sincerest thanks to all of my coaches and teammates at the University of Southern California. I am truly going to miss you guys. Go win that national championship for me next season. To Coach Clay Helton, thank you for challenging me to be a great player and to work on becoming an even better man. Coach Deland McCullough, thank you for getting to know me, earning my trust, and creating a plan for me – and the other RBs – to become masters at our craft.”