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Mississippi State CB Cameron Dantzler Forgoes Senior Year, Declares for NFL Draft

NCAA Football: Mississippi State at Tennessee Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State junior cornerback Cameron Dantzler announced on social media Friday that he will forgo his senior year and declare for the 2020 NFL Draft.

Dantzler, a Hammond, Louisiana native, announced his decision with the following statement:

“First off I would like to thank God for giving me this opportunity to play this game called football. I am excited to announce that I will be forgoing my senior year and entering the 2020 NFL Draft. After praying over it and discussing with my family, I have decided now is the best time for me to pursue my dream of playing in the NFL. I would like to thank the University, entire coaching staff and all my teammates. I am forever grateful for every member of the Bulldogs community #HAILSTATE!”

In nine games this season, Dantzler recorded 31 tackles, two of which went for a loss, and two interceptions.

Dantzler will not play in the team’s upcoming bowl game, which will be announced Sunday afternoon.

Dantzler earned a second team All-SEC bid in 2018 and a preseason All-American spot this season.

He’s intercepted five passes to go along with 108 total tackles in his collegiate career.

He projects as one of the top cornerback prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft.