"Thank you for everything Trojan family," Uko said via his Twitter feed (@Uk0SC90), "but me and my family have decided its best for me to go I have decided to enter the 2014 NFL Draft."
Uko started on the defensive line at defensive tackle his redshirt sophomore season in former defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin's 4-3 defense. He moved to defensive end in defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast's 3-4 defense in 2013.
In 14 games played in his final season at USC, Uko ranked 11th on the Trojans' defense making 36 tackles. He collected five sacks and recovered a fumble.