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South Florida defensive end Aaron Lynch to enter NFL Draft

South Florida defensive end Aaron Lynch is making to leap to the NFL.

South Florida redshirt junior defensive end Aaron Lynch will forego his senior season of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft.The school issued a press release Tuesday that Lynch has decided to enter May’s NFL Draft.

The redshirt junior led the Bulls this season with four sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss.

“We thank Aaron for his contributions to our program over the past two years and wish him all the best in his future,” USF head coach Willie Taggart said in a statement. “We look forward to Aaron representing USF well in the NFL.”

A four-star recruit out of Island Coast High School in Cape Coral, Fla., Lynch originally signed with Notre Dame in 2011. He transferred to South Florida prior to the 2012 season, but had his request for immediate eligibility denied and sat out last season.

In his only season with the Irish, Lynch totaled 33 tackles, 14 quarterback pressures, seven tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble. He was named a Freshman All-American.

For an updated list of college underclassmen that have declared for the NFL Draft, click HERE.

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USC's Marqise Lee not ready for official announcement, but all signs point to NFL

USC receiver Marqise Lee hasn’t officially announced that he’s skipping his final season with the Trojans, but it doesn’t take much reading between the lines to see that’s where he’s headed.

USC wide receiver Marqise Lee is not ready to make an official announcement but is expected to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft. (Photo: AP)Lee told reporters Sunday that he will “probably” announce his decision following USC’s Dec. 21 Las Vegas Bowl game against Fresno State — he just has this “last little game” to take care of first.

Here’s the full quote:

“Right now, you’ve still got a game going on. Thinking about that can affect the way I play. … I try not to think about it as much. Just go through this last little game not worrying about it because I am trying to have a great last game.”

With Lee twice referring to the LVB as his “last” game, you don’t exactly have to wait for the official announcement to begin thinking about where he fits in the 2014 NFL Draft. Lee, a true junior, is expected to be one of the first receivers taken.

In his first two seasons with the Trojans, Lee totaled 191 receptions and 25 touchdowns, including 118 catches and and 14 scores in 2012.

Following Matt Barkley’s departure and battling through injuries, a coaching change, Lee has just 50 receptions and two touchdowns in nine games this season.

Photo: AP

For an updated list of college underclassmen that have declared for the NFL Draft, click HERE.

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Rutgers junior wide receiver Brandon Coleman headed to the NFL

Rutgers wide receiver Brandon Coleman will forego his final season of eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

Rutgers redshirt junior wide receiver Brandon Coleman will forego his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. (Photo: Mel Evans, AP)Coleman, a redshirt junior, made the announcement in a press release Saturday.

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Coleman had his best season with the Scarlet Knights as a sophomore in 2011. That season he made 43 catches for 718 yards and 10 touchdowns, all single-season highs.

Though he entered 2013 as a pre-season Biletnikoff Award Preseason watch list member, Coleman wasn’t quite able to equal his numbers from the previous season, totaling 32 receptions for 473 and three touchdowns.

For his career, Coleman has 92 receptions for 1,743 yards. His 19 receiving touchdowns are second on the school’s all-time list.

Coleman, from Bishop McNamara in Accokeek, Md., was a four-star recruit in Rutgers’ 2010 recruit class.

He will play his final collegiate game in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl game against Notre Dame on Dec. 28.

Photo: Mel Evans, AP

For an updated list of college underclassmen that have declared for the NFL Draft, click HERE.

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Western Kentucky DB Jonathan Dowling leaving for the NFL

Western Kentucky safety Jonathan Dowling is leaving early for the NFL.

Western Kentucky defensive back Jonathan Dowling is leaving early to enter the NFL Draft. (Photo: AP)Dowling, a redshirt junior, announced the decision via Twitter on Friday.

He totaled 67 tackles, three interceptions, and forced six fumbles during his redshirt junior campaign.

A four-star recruit from Bradenton (Fla.) Southeast, Dowling originally signed with Florida in the 2010 class but was released from the team less than a year later by Urban Meyer.

He sat out the 2011 season due to NCAA transfer rules before becoming one of WKU’s top defensive playmakers as a redshirt sophomore.

Dowling led the Hilltoppers with six interceptions and totaled 68 tackles in an all-Sun Belt Conference 2012 season.

Photo: AP

For an updated list of college underclassmen that have declared for the NFL Draft, click HERE.

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Kentucky sack leader will return for his senior season

Kentucky junior defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree has opted return to school for his senior season.

Kentucky junior defensive end Alvin "Bud" Dupree has decided not to enter the 2014 NFL Draft and will return to school for his senior season. (Photo: Garry Jones, AP)On Friday, Dupree tweeted, “#BBN I will stay for my senior season at Kentucky!!! Clear all the confusion”.

The 6-foot-4, 252-pound Dupree led the Wildcats with seven sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss.

Dupree also had 61 tackles, one pass breakup, three quarterback hurries and two fumbles forced.

He earned second-team All-SEC honors.

Photo: Garry Jones, AP

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