Purdue defensive end DaMarcus Mitchell has made a decision on his future.

On Friday night, Mitchell announced that his career at Purdue has come to an end and he will begin training for the 2022 NFL Draft. He would’ve had 1 year of eligibility remaining for the Boilermakers.

Mitchell came to Purdue from Southwest Mississippi Community College. He joined the team before the 2020 season.

“Thank you Boiler Nation for allowing me to live out my dreams,” Mitchell wrote on Twitter. “Thank you to my coaches for helping me grow in every single aspect and most importantly I thank god for all he has done for me. With that being said I will be declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft.”

Mitchell played a big role on a much-improved Purdue defense in 2021, leading the Boilermakers to a 9-4 season. The defensive end racked up 25 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 2 pass break-ups and 2 forced fumbles.

In his two seasons on the field with the Boilers, Mitchell was credited with 59 stops, 13 tackles for loss, 4 pass break-ups and 3 forced fumbles.

Purdue’s 9-4 season included wins over highly-ranked foes Iowa and Michigan State. The Boilermakers closed out the memorable season with a victory over Tennessee in the Music Cit Bowl.