Late last month, and as expected, Justin Blackmon said that leaving Oklahoma State a year early for the NFL draft this coming April “will probably happen“.
As if he needed to, the wide receiver reiterated Wednesday night that the Fiesta Bowl showdown with Stanford will be his last game on a collegiate field.
“I’m pretty sure that it will be (my last game),” Blackmon told Andrea Adelson of ESPN.com.
“I think it’s just time. It’s that time to go. I came back last year to win a Big 12 championship, set us up for a BCS bowl and I think we did that.”
The move will come as a shock to no one who pays any attention to the college game, including his head coach. Mike Gundy said in late October “I can’t imagine that he would be back again. … If it were my son and he were a top-five pick, I would encourage him to move on.”
Blackmon is currently second nationally in receptions (113), tied for third in receiving touchdowns (15) and seventh in receiving yards (1,336). The junior is widely viewed as a lock to be a top-ten pick four months from now.