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Michigan Star LB Devin Bush Announces NFL Draft Decision

Devin Bush carries the Paul Bunyan trophy.

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 20: Devin Bush #10 of the Michigan Wolverines carries the Paul Bunyan trophy off the field after beating the Michigan State Spartans 21-7 at Spartan Stadium on October 20, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan linebacker Devin Bush is officially headed to the NFL. Bush will forego his senior season and enter the 2019 draft, he announced this morning.

Bush also confirmed he will not be able to play in the team's upcoming Peach Bowl game against Florida. He hasn't been cleared yet from a hip injury he suffered in the regular season finale against Ohio State.

"Despite getting treatment every day, I have not been cleared to practice or play in the Peach Bowl," he wrote on Twitter.

Bush added that the injury did influence his decision to leave school early.

"Due to this injury, I have thought hard about my future in football," he wrote. "Having been injured I realize how fleeting this sport can be. It has always been a dream of mine to follow in my father's footsteps and play in the NFL. This injury has made me realize how important this goal is to me and my family."

Bush led the Wolverines in tackles during the regular season, racking up 79 in 12 games. He added five sacks, six pass breakups and a pair of quarterback hurries.

Bush is regarded as a potential first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Michigan will close out its 2018 season in the Peach Bowl against Florida on December 29. Kickoff is set for noon on ESPN.