The already-deep running back draft class of 2018 added another top prospect on Wednesday, as LSU's Derrius Guice announced his intention to forego his senior season and enter the National Football League draft in a video message on his Twitter account.
Guice, a projected first-round pick in April's upcoming draft, made his announcement Wednesday with a heartfelt video message on his Twitter page.
CBS sports lists him as the second best running back in this year's draft class, and eleventh best player overall.
The running back who was also a star at Catholic High, finishes his career as the school's single-season record holder for career yards with 6,527 which broke Leonard Fournette's record. The first came last season against Arkansas, when the tailback posted 252 in a win. He had five 100-yard performances this past season, including a 276-yard effort against Ole Miss.
He finished the 2017 season with 1,251 yards rushing and joined Kevin Faulk as the only other back in school history with multiple 1,200-yard rushing seasons.
Over his career, Guice notched 3,074 yards on 471 carries and scored 29 touchdowns on the ground.
At 5-foot-11 and 218 pounds, he's seen as a prototypical three-down back at the next level. He added two more receiving touchdowns - from 20 yards and from 2 yards out - in LSU's 21-17 loss on New Year's Day to Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl.