One of the most productive and experienced members of Michigan State’s receiving corps won’t be coming back to East Lansing, the school confirmed Sunday.
An MSU official, mlive.com‘s Mike Griffin reported, acknowledged that Bennie Fowler has decided not to seek a sixth season of eligibility and will instead make himself available for the NFL draft. In making the decision officially official, Fowler has already signed with an agent, which would preclude a return to the Spartans even if he were to change his mind.
Because of various injuries, Fowler could’ve appealed for another year of eligibility based on medical grounds. The school official stated that Fowler “did not believe he had a successful case,” Griffin wrote.
In 2013, the 6-1, 213-pound Fowler led the Spartans in receiving yards (622) and receiving touchdowns (six) while he was third in receptions (36). This year marked the second consecutive season Fowler has led the team in receiving yards and touchdown catches.