Tulane junior cornerback Lorenzo Doss announced on Twitter his intentions to leave the Green Wave and enter the NFL draft.
Doss, a New Orleans native and St. Augustine graduate, is the first Tulane player to enter the draft early since defensive back Lynaris Elpheage did it following the 2002 season.
“After talking with my family, friends and coaches I have decided to forgo (sic) my senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft,” Doss tweeted just after 6 p.m. Wednesday night.
Doss declined to comment further, but did inform The Advocate he has yet hire an agent, meaning he could still return to Tulane if circumstances change.
Several scouts in the New Orleans area projected Doss somewhere between a third- and fifth-round pick, but he hasn’t gone through the official combine workouts which often shape draft stock.
In three seasons at Tulane, Doss started 35 games at cornerback and pulled down 15 interceptions (three in 2014) which ranks second all-time at Tulane behind only Paul Ellis, who graduated in 1971.
Doss came to the Green Wave as a wide receiver prospect after playing four years of offense under coach David Johnson at St. Augustine. However, upon entering college, Tulane coach Curtis Johnson moved him to cornerback — against his family’s wishes — and he flourished.
“I took some heat for doing that,” Johnson said in August. “They really wanted him to play offense. It was really a fight with his mom, but I think they’re just fine with it now.”