Tavarus McFadden has declared early for the 2018 NFL Draft after his junior season at Florida State.
Florida State had a very down year considering the heights the program has reached in recent seasons, but Tavarus McFadden was still very solid.
He was name to the All-ACC second team after recording 27 total tackles and eight pass break-ups on the year. He led the country with eight interceptions during his impressive 2016 campaign, after which he earned first team All-American status.
It was a weird year in Tallahassee, with a very down season, and Jimbo Fisher’s departure to Texas A&M. McFadden has decided to use the opportunity to head to the NFL.
To the most high I️ will forever be indebted 🙏🏾 and I will forever bleed garnet and gold!!!!! 🙏🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/R2MAj9Sg16
— Teetime4️⃣ (@T_McFadden4) January 6, 2018
His full note:
“Since I was 5 years old, playing in the NFL has been a dream of mine. I’ve learned in this game there will be some good days and bad days. Adversity is something tht I have faced all my life and it is something that made me into the man I am today. Every day I am learning and getting better as an individual and an athlete.
I would like to thank American Heritage School and all the coaches and teachers for challenging me by building my confidence and preparing me for college. A specil thanks to my parents sacrificing so much for me, my brother and my little sister. Words can’t describe how much I love and appreciate you both. I want to send a sincere thank you to Coach Fisher and Coach Kelly for allowing me to be a Seminole. I also want to thank the football support staff and academic advisors. To my teammates, we have created bonds that will last a lifetime. Like we always say “WE ALL WE GO, WE ALL WE NEED.” The love for my brothers is unconditional. To Nole Nation, the best fans in the world, thank you for always supporting me during my three years as a Seminole. Every lesson is a blessing and through the ups and downs I have grown up so much. I will forever bleed Garnet and Gold!
After thoroughly analyzing my options with my family. I have decided to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. This was a very difficult decision for me, but part of becoming a man is making business decisions and I know this the best situation for me and my family.”
McFadden is currently the 13th-ranked conrerback and No. 120 overall NFL Draft prospect, per CBS Sports.