Arkansas running back Knile Davis has decided to hire an agent and enter the NFL Draft. Davis will skip his senior season after struggling in 2012 following a broken ankle in 2011.
Davis has hired Mike Conley Sr. as his agent and will begin working out in Dallas with former Olympian Michael Johnson next week.
Davis finished the 2012 season with 377 yards and two touchdowns after missing all of the 2011 season. Davis burst onto the college football scene in 2010 rushing for 1,322 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Here is a statement from Knile released through his agent on his decision:
"In my four years at the University of Arkansas I've had many more ups than downs. As a 17 year old coming to campus, I truly didn't know what to expect. But, with the help of the administration, staff, and my teammates, the experience has exceeded my expectation, in developing me both as a player and a man.
Over the last few weeks, I've been very reflective in weighing my options. However after careful counsel with my family and support system, I've made the decision to forego my final year of eligibility and enter the 2013 NFl Draft. I sincerely look forward to working towards realizing my ultimate goal of becoming an NFL running back of the highest caliber.
I would like to thank my team for going through the grit and grind with me over the past four years. I also want to thank my position coach Tim Horton, offensive coordinators Paul Petrino, Garrick McGee, and head coaches John L. Smith and Bobby Petrino for their guidance and support.
What I will remember most over the past four years has been the patience, support, and overall concern the Razorback Nation has shown me and my family after each setback. I will forever be a Razorback and will strive to make them proud on the next level."