Former Georgia running back Caleb King confirmed Monday's reports that he would enter into the NFL Supplemental Draft, ending speculation on the future of his college football career. The would-be senior joins disgraced Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Prior as the second entrant into the as-of-yet unscheduled event.
King released this statement upon his official announcement to leave the university:
My years at the University of Georgia have afforded me a tremendous opportunity to develop my skills on the field. Coach Mark Richt and the entire UGA football team and staff have been instrumental in my growth and development both on and off the gridiron. I have learned countless lessons that continue to mold me into a better individual and player. While I will miss my Bulldog family, I will continue to put my situation and future career in God's hands. I look forward to pursuing an opportunity at the next level through the NFL's supplemental draft and playing the game that I have loved since I was a young boy.
King broke out during his sophomore year at Georgia, compiling seven touchdowns and 594 yards on 114 attempts, including a magnificent 166 yard, two touchdown performance against in-state rival Georgia Tech. However, in a tenuous junior year mired with eligibility problems, King's rushing numbers significantly dropped to just 430 yards and a paltry two touchdowns. Nonetheless, SB Nation's Mocking the Draft projects the 23-year old to be worth a seventh round supplemental pick.