— The Sports Xchange —
Marshall quarterback Chase Litton is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL Draft, the school announced Sunday.
Litton (6-6, 232) started 34 games for the Thundering Herd and leaves fourth on the school career list in completions (727), fifth in passing yards (8,332) and fourth in touchdowns (72).
“This was an extremely tough decision,” Litton said in a press release. “Marshall has a ton of talent on both sides of the ball coming back for 2018, and there’s no doubt this coming season will be a special one. There will be high expectations for my brothers, and I will be their No. 1 fan.”
Litton is the seventh quarterback to declare early.
USC’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen figure to vie for the top spot in the draft. Wyoming’s Josh Allen and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson are potential first-round picks.
Other quarterbacks who have announced are Houston’s Kyle Allen and Nebraska’s Tanner Lee.