South Carolina wide receiver Bruce Ellington joined three teammates in announcing his intention on Friday to enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
The university confirmed that Ellington, the Gamecocks' leading receiver this season with 49 catches for 775 yards and eight touchdowns, will pass up his final year of eligibility. He is ranked by NFLDraftScout.com as the 13th-best receiver and the No. 95 overall prospect as a projected third-round pick in May.
Ellington also was a member of the South Carolina men's basketball team.
"I would like to thank Coach (Steve) Spurrier, Coach (Darrin) Horn and Coach (Frank) Martin for giving me the opportunity to play both football and basketball at South Carolina," Ellington said. "I also want to thank all the Gamecock fans and my teammates for the past four years in Columbia. It's been a great experience and I've been truly blessed."
South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles and cornerback Victor Hampton previously announced that they were leaving for the NFL draft.