"It has been a privilege to be a part of one of the greatest teams in LSU history," Clayton said. "I feel like I have experienced the highest point of success that a collegiate athlete could be a part of and that is winning a national championship. That will be a memory that will last me for the rest of my life. I think it is in my best interest and my family's best interest to forego my senior year and enter myself into the 2004 draft."
"It has been a situation that I have been counseled for and I feel very comfortable doing. By saying that, my last comment to the LSU family, faculty, staff, fans, the support from you guys has been excellent. Everywhere I go, I will always carry the LSU pride with me."
TFY Analysis: This comes as no secret as we were advised back in the middle of November Clayton would be entering the draft and who could blame him? He is a dominant, game controlling wide out that will shoot up draft boards if he can run under a 4.5 prior to April. A top 15 pick now, maybe even higher.