LSU running back Derrius Guice officially declared for the 2018 NFL Draft on Wednesday via Twitter.
“It has always been my dream to be able to attend LSU,” Guice said in the video. “Having he opportunity to play for this storied university was truly an honor. … Nothing will ever replace LSU in my heart because you had a big part in raising me from a young boy to becoming a man.”
Guice claimed he hadn’t given much thought to his draft status following the Tigers’ Citrus Bowl loss last week, despite being projected by many as a first-round pick.
“I don’t really think about it,” Guice said after his final game. “The whole focus has been on this game the past month to be honest.”
The Baton Rogue native caught two touchdown passes and finished with 122 all-purpose yards (98 rushing, 24 receiving) while earning the game’s most valuable player, despite the loss.
Guice finished his LSU career with 3,074 yards and 29 touchdowns on 471 attempts, as well as 32 receptions for 250 yards and three touchdowns.
The junior was also a first-team All-SEC back in 2016 and earned second-team honors in 2017 and ranked fourth among SEC backs with 1,251 yards during his final season.