Terrance West has caught many headlines during his junior season with Towson this year. From his record breaking performances, to making defenders look weak and his offensive line look strong, he had one of the best seasons a running back has ever had in college football.
During much of the season some people wondered if West would forego his senior season and enter the NFL draft. That speculation went from zero chance of him leaving to the point where he was asked about it repeatedly by reporters. He refused to give much of an answer to those questions, other than to say it wasn't important until after the season ends.
After the Tigers FCS National Championship loss to North Dakota State, everyone wanted to know if they had just witnessed West's last game as a Tiger. Towson head coach Rob Ambrose said the two would have a conversation in length about it over the coming days.
Everyone wouldn't have to wait long to find out his decision as the people who predicted he would leave were correct. West has already suited up for the final time as a Tiger and will likely be at least the second Tiger to currently be on an NFL roster during the 2014 season along with Chicago Bears offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod, with his current draft projections have him being selected in the third round.
He now will undergo all of the pre-draft combines, bowl games, pro days, and workouts along with every other athlete who hopes to get selected in this May's NFL draft. He has already been invited to NFL combine so he could be under the spotlight and on the same level as the running backs that have come from the FBS.
I have been a fan of West's since his freshman year at Towson and even lived on the same floor in my dorm during 2011 when he won the Jerry Rice Award. As the cover athlete for the month of November for the BSN magazine Beyond the Sidelines (Bound by the Game) and as a huge part of my spread on the Tigers in the December magazine (Leaving No Doubt- and One Heck of a Legacy), it is fair to say that both myself and BSN have had a very close eye on West for his entire college career, especially during his Junior campaign.
However, the question will be asked for months to come: Did West make the right decision?
MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 6, 2014)-- The University of Minnesota announced that Deputy Athletic Director David Benedict is leaving to take the Chief Operating Officer post with the Auburn University Department of Athletics in Alabama.
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