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Report: Notre Dame Star Jaylon Smith "Leaning" Toward Leaving School For NFL

Jaylon Smith's junior season at Notre Dame resulted in the Butkus Award, the highest honor given to a college football linebacker. 

The Fighting Irish's star could soon be an NFL linebacker. 

According to Rand Getlin of the NFL Network, Smith is "leaning" toward leaving school early for the NFL. 

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Smith is one of the top linebacker prospects in the country and would likely be a first-round pick if he decides to declare. He has until Jan. 18 to decide, but that decision will probably come much sooner.