Bruce Ellington was a three-year starter at the point, but also one of the football team's most effective receivers so it was little surprise after the Gamecocks' victory over Wisconsin the Capital One Bowl that he declared for the NFL draft.
"I finally realized football is what I want to do," Ellington said. "It was pretty difficult because I love to compete and I love playing both sports. They just told me to come in here and be ready to compete. I'm going to be ready to do that and ready to come in and help build the program even better than what it is now."