Utah State University record-setting running back Robert Turbin has announced that he will not return for this senior season at USU.
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, Turbin announced that he plans to enter the NFL draft. “After going back and forth with my decision I’ve decided that it’s best for me (and) my family to take the next (step and) go pro.” In his message, Turbin thanked USU fans for their, “support (through) wins and losses, and (through) injuries and health.” Since the end of the regular season there has been speculation about Turbin’s future as an Aggie. As a Junior, Turbin had the option of returning for his senior season or declare for the NFL draft. Turbin was 10th in the nation in rushing this past season with 1,517 yards and 19 touchdowns. Over his three-year career at USU Turbin rushed for 3,315 yards and 40 touchdowns. After playing in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Turbin stated that he wanted to see what preliminary reports would suggest if he submitted his name for the draft and that he needed to meet with his family. “I appreciate everyone who’s helped me along the way and who has supported,” Turbin continued in his announcement. “Utah State will continue to grow and hopefully I’ve left something new guys can improve on when they go in and get their opportunity.” Turbin was named the WAC Offensive Player of the Year. Some early draft projections show Turbin going either late in the third round or middle of the fourth round.