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.
"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."