Michigan State running back LJ Scott has admitted before that he has had thoughts about turning a pro a year early. However, the junior back said he won’t make a decision about whether or not he will enter the 2018 NFL draft until after the Spartans’ season finishes.
LJ Scott says he won’t make a decision about staying for senior year at MSU or turning pro until after the Spartans’ bowl game.
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) November 21, 2017
“I’m gonna give it until maybe after the bowl game to have a chance to look back at this season and look at my mistakes,” Scott said to the Detroit Free Press after practice on Tuesday. “Basically, from me watching that film from Game 1 and looking at my mistakes, that’ll probably determine my mind-set and where I’m at right now to get myself to be able to perfect my craft. If it’s not really where I want it to be, then I’ll stay another year.”
Scott has 731 yards and six touchdowns on 164 carries this season. He also jumped into 12th place all-time on Michigan State’s career rushing list with 147 yards in last Saturday’s 17-7 win over Maryland.
The Spartans wrap up their regular season on Saturday against Rutgers at 4 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on FOX.