BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU All-American cornerback Morris
Claiborne has decided to leave school a year early to enter the NFL
Claiborne has made his decision public in an announcement
Thursday afternoon with head coach Les Miles at LSU. Also,
defensive tackle Michael Brockers also announced he will enter the
Claiborne, who led LSU with six interceptions this season and
returned one for a touchdown, also won the Jim Thorpe Award as the
nation's top defensive back. In addition, Claiborne was LSU's top
kickoff returner, averaging 25 yards per return with one touchdown
that went 99 yards at West Virginia.
LSU ranked fourth in the Southeastern Conference in pass
defense, allowing 167 yards per game.
The 6-foot, 185-pound Claiborne is projected to be a potential
top 10 pick in April's NFL draft.