Tennessee tailback Arian Foster is “sitting in the middle” as to whether he will return for his senior season or enter April’s NFL draft, according to his mother, Bernadette Foster.
A source close to the situation told the News Sentinel on Monday night said that Foster was leaning towards going pro based off a second-round projection from the NFL’s college advisory committee
“That’s a pretty decent grade but there’s a lot to be considered and that’s what he’s doing right now,” Bernadette Foster said Tuesday.
Bernadette Foster said the family is trying to give her son room to make his decision and couldn’t speculate on when an announcement would be made.
Bernadette Foster also pointed out that the report from the NFL’s advisory committee was not a guarantee, just a projection.
Players have until Jan. 15 to declare for the NFL draft.
Foster was UT’s leading rusher with 1,193 yards last season, starting all 14 games. With 2,394 rushing yards, Foster is in reach to set the school record held by Travis Henry (1997-2000) with 3,078.