It's Official: Campbell to go Pro

'Canes junior defensive end Calais Campbell announced today that he will forego his senior season at Miami and enter the NFL draft.

Calais Campbell informed Miami's media relations office today of the decision. Here's what he had to say:

"I graduated in three-and-a-half years with a degree in sociology and a minor in advertising and it has been a childhood dream to play in the NFL. So this is a dream come true. I made the decision over the holidays with my family, and they were very supportive of me. So was Coach Shannon, who was very supportive and very happy that I received my degree, since that's what he's all about."

"Still, it was a hard decision. But it's time for me to take the next step in my football career and I look forward to the challenges of the next level. I'll miss the University of Miami and my teammates. I love it here. I'm a die-hard Canes fan and I bleed orange and green. I will always be part of The U."

Campbell finished the year with 50 tackles, 6 sacks, and an interception. He had a solid season, but not the stellar one that many publications expected him to have. Despite that, he is expected to be a late first round pick, and there's a possibility that with solid workouts, he could shoot into the middle of the first round.

Campbell finished his career at Miami with 19 sacks.

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