FROM SAN FRANCISCO -- After he finally emerged from Washington's locker room following the Huskies' 31-16 victory over BYU here in the Fight Hunger Bowl, Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins said he plans to enter the NFL draft.
This comes as no surprise, as Seferian-Jenkins, a junior, said he received a second-round grade from the NFL college advisory committee, and is thought to be one of the top tight end prospects eligible for the draft this season.
Seferian-Jenkins said he's excited about "the idea that I can provide for my mother and I can play in the highest level in the world for football, and I can compete against the best guys."
Taking care of his mother is the most important part, he said.
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"I need to take care of my mom," he said. "That’s my biggest thing, is just taking care of my mom and making sure she’s financially OK."
Seferian-Jenkins said he didn't much care about which grade he received from the advisory committee, because "I know I’m ready for the NFL, and a piece of paper isn’t going to tell me what I’m going to do."