It's official: Page entering NFL Draft

UT junior Eric Page declares for the NFL Draft

After a week of rumors and whispers Toledo Rockets junior wide receiver, and Springfield alum, Eric Page announced that he is entering the 2012 NFL Draft.

"After the bowl game I came back, sat with my family and we...pondered what I should do for the...upcoming year and...we decided that entering the NFL Draft would be the best thing for me," Page said.

The junior is the Rockets all-time leader in receptions and has been named to numerous all-american teams over the past few years.

During a 10 minute press conference on Thursday, Page also said he expects to get an invitation to the NFL combine and he is in the process of hiring and agent. He also said that he spoke with former UT standouts Andrew Hawkins and Stephen Williams when making his decision.

Page is only three semesters away from graduating, something that he says he will accomplish no matter where his future may take him.

"I promised my grandma and my mom that I'd finish up college and that's one thing I'm going to do wherever I'm at."

Head coach Matt Campbell also spoke to the media.

"One thing I've always said about the University of Toledo, it's a chance to chase your dreams and I think that's what you see today, a young man chasing his dreams and we're awful proud of him."

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