In a move that had been rumored for a couple days now, Terrace Marshall has decided to forego the rest of the season and his eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Jordy Culotta of 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge was the first to report the news.
Terrace Marshall had an incredible LSU career after coming in as a prized five-star recruit. He came to LSU via Parkway High School as the No. 1 prospect in the state of Louisiana and No. 2 receiver nationally.
Marshall won a national championship and threatened the LSU all time touchdown catches record. He leaves LSU with 23 touchdown catches, tied with Ja’Marr Chase for fourth all time, and three shy of Dwayne Bowe’s record of 26.
Just this season alone, Marshall caught 48 passes for 731 yards and 10 scores. Last season Marshall had a breakout sophomore season catching 46 passes for 671 yards and 13 scores in only 12 games.
The optics of this are sure to be controversial. With LSU’s toughest stretch dead ahead, it’s quite a time to opt out and he had just given an impassioned speech to the team about how he could opt out but was sticking it out. So....somebody @ Freezing Cold Takes on that one. Either way, he should go get paid, and surely locked up a first round pick in next April’s draft; this entire college football season is falling apart at the seams anyway. Congrats on a great career Terrace, go have a great one at the next level.