Clemson junior and former T.L. Hanna receiver Martavis Bryant will declare early for the NFL draft.
Bryant told the Post & Courier via text message the decision was "best for me and my family." ESPN added that he and fellow junior receiver Sammy Watkins plan to train together. Watkins has not declared yet. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is expected to speak with draft-eligible juniors this week.
In an already breakout season, Bryant used the Orange Bowl showcase Friday night to display exactly what he brings to the next level - using his 6-5 frame to haul in two acrobatic touchdown catches.
Bryant fit comfortably into the role as Tajh Boyd's No. 2 big-play option threat this season, with eight of his 42 catches going for 30 yards and four for 40 or more. The Calhoun Falls native led the ACC in yards per catch (19.7) for a second consecutive season.
He exceeded his prior two-year receiving total in 2013's first 10 games en route to 828 yards and seven touchdowns. Bryant finishes his Clemson career with 61 career receptions for 1,354 yards and 13 scores.
Watkins is expected to announce his decision to go pro later in the week, while reports have Tiger defenders Vic Beasley (13 sacks and 23 TFLs this season) and Bashaud Breeland (14 passes defended) also joining the receiver duo.