Clemson wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud announced his intentions via Clemson’s social media department to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.
McCloud's statement read: “I am truly thankful for all the memories we share & I will always bleed orange & purple. I salute you all & GO TIGERS!" Proud & honored to announce that Ray-Ray McCloud III will be entering the 2018 @NFL Draft. Forever a #Clemson Tiger. Forever #ALLIN. #ClemsonFamily @RMIII_34”
McCloud had 49 receptions for 503 yards and one touchdown last season -- including 25 punt returns for 303 yards for a 12.1 average that ranked among the national leaders.
McCloud was not the only Tiger to announce his intentions Sunday as safety Van Smith took to Twitter to state: “Its been real 23 cool we out” with a “peace sign” after the message.
Juniors have until Jan. 15 to declare their intentions. Juniors Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell, Mitch Hyatt, Kendall Joseph and DeonCain have not yet stated whether they will return.