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Notre Dame RB Josh Adams Declares For NFL Draft

Notre Dame runs onto the field ahead of a game vs. Wake Forest.

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Josh Adams is headed to the NFL.

When Notre Dame takes the field next season, it will do so without its top wide receiver and top running back from the 2017 season. Equanimeous St. Brown declared for the NFL on Thursday night, and now running back Josh Adams has done the same.

Adams posted a message for Notre Dame fans on Instagram in which he announced he's entering the draft.

Here's his message.

"With a lot of thought, prayer and discussion with my family, I've decided to forego my senior year and enter the 2018 NFL Draft! I'd like to thank the University, my family, teammates, coaches, support staff and everyone who has been with me throughout my journey at Notre Dame. I'm beyond blessed to have been surrounded by such a loving community. I chose Notre Dame because it was a place that allowed me to pursue my full potential, and it was a decision that would affect the rest of my life."

Adams dominated as the feature back for the Fighting Irish this season, racking up over 1,400 rushing yards to go along with nine touchdowns. He was mentioned as a Heisman Trophy candidate midway through the season, especially after his impressive 202-yard performance against a tough NC State defense.

Adams joins an impressive running backs list for the 2018 draft that includes Penn State's Saquon Barkley, Georgia's Nick Chubb, and Auburn's Kerryon Johnson.

The former Notre Dame star will likely be a day two or three draft pick.