Emmanuel Ogbah announced Wednesday morning that he will enter the NFL Draft, and bypass his fourth and final season of eligibility at Oklahoma State.
The All-America defensive end made his decision public with the following Twitter message:
"First of all I want to take this opportunity to thank God for what he has done in my life and giving me the ability to play this great sport and also President Hargis, Athletic Director Mike Holder, and everyone affiliated with Oklahoma State University. Attending OSU and being apart of the football program has been a blessing for me and my family. I would personally like to thank Coach Gundy, Coach Glass, Coach Spencer, Coach Clements and the rest of the Coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to play the game that I love and (am) passionate about! I am very humbled to be in the position I am in today and none of this would have been possible without your guidance and leadership. I would also like to thank the academic staff at OSU, notably Mrs. Emily for keeping me on track so that I can obtain my college degree in May. I want to acknowledge the great alumni which I want to be a part of because of their immense contribution to this great university. To my teammates and to all the unbelievable fans that supported us every day, I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Oklahoma State will always be my home and I promise to represent our university with respect, class, character and dignity. I have learned so much from being a part of this prestigious university and it will carry me on in life. I have grown into a great man now having chose this great university and I am prepared for what lies ahead. Thank you so much for everything and I am excited for what the future holds. I love you all and will always bleed orange! #Gopokes"
Ogbah is a projected first-round NFL Draft choice.
The Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year was selected as an All-American following the season by the Sporting News, USA Today and the Walter Camp Foundation. He had 13 sacks during the 2015 season which made him the nation's active career leader (28). He recorded at least half a sack in 11 of OSU's 13 games this past season.He broke OSU records for single-season quarterback hurries (19) and career quarterback hurries (26).