Giving formal announcements at a press conference held last week, safety HaHa Clinton-Dix, offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio, linebacker Adrian Hubbard, and defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan, each made public declarations for the NFL while giving thanks to those who had helped them along the way.
Sunday afternoon, in a more informal fashion, reports began to surface, and were later confirmed, that safety Vinnie Sunseri would also be throwing his name into the ring for the 2014 NFL draft. Sunseri, who suffered a season ending knee injury in mid October, had considered the idea of transferring to Florida State if he indeed decided to return to college for his senior season.
Alabama S Vinnie Sunseri, 20 tackles and 2 INT for TD in 7 gms, is recovering quickly from ACL and will enter the NFL Draft per sourcesIn respect to the conventional, "I'm returning for my senior season" category, that honor went to wide receiver DeAndrew White. While rumored that White would join Sunseri as the two "late declarations" to enter the draft, White instead tweeted that he would in fact be returning to Tuscaloosa for his senior season.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 12, 2014
I'm not going to the nfl draft this yearI am staying for my senior yearSince Nick Saban arrived at the University of Alabama in 2007, the declaration of five underclassmen to the next level is the highest of his Crimson Tide tenure.
— DeAndrew White (@Deuce_Dwhite) January 14, 2014