Junior guard Greg Isdaner has decided to forego his final season of collegiate eligibility in hopes of playing in the NFL, the player's father told BlueGoldNews.com on Friday evening.
Isdaner, who started all but two games over his three-year player career, made the decision after meeting with WVU head coach Bill Stewart earlier this week according to Bart Isdaner.
The 6-4, 322-pound guard had already earned his undergraduate degree from the WVU College of Business and Economics in 2008, which played a significant role in making this particular decision.
The elder Isdaner noted that his son was leaving Morgantown with pride in all that he and his teammates were able to accomplish over the past four years.
"He's leaving on good terms," Bart Isdaner said. "There is no animosity or hard feelings whatsoever. Greg loved his time at WVU."
After redshirting as a true freshman in 2005, Isdaner was inserted into the starting lineup for West Virginia's second game of the 2006 season against Eastern Washington due to an injury to then-senior Damien Crissey. He would go on to earn freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News and Scout.com that year.
As a sophomore, Isdaner played a vital role on an offensive line which paved the way to another Big East title. Isdaner was honored as a first-team all-conference selection following his sophomore season, and was named to the all-bowl team by ESPN.com after WVU's 48-28 thrashing over Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Isdaner started 12 of 13 games this past season as the Mountaineers finished 9-4 and won the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
Bart Isdaner says that his son has already signed with an agent. The 2009 NFL Draft will take place on April 25 and 26.
BlueGoldNews.com will have an interview with Greg Isdaner at some point in the near future.