USC junior wide receiver Deontay Burnett announced today that he will forego his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft.

Burnett announced his decision on his personal Twitter and Instagram accounts. "The NFL has been a lifelong dream of mine and I feel I am ready to take on this next challenge in my life," he said in the statement. "It has truly been an incredible journey to be a part of USC history."

This past season, Burnett led the Trojans in receiving with 86 catches for 1,114 yards and nine touchdowns, becoming the 13th USC player to reach 1,000 yards in a single season. In his three years as a Trojan, Burnett has 152 catches for 1,897 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.

Burnett celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Oregon State. (Stuart Gill/Annenberg Media)
Burnett celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Oregon State. (Stuart Gill/Annenberg Media)

As a sophomore, Burnett became the Trojans' Rose Bowl hero with three touchdowns including 27-yard pass from quarterback Sam Darnold to tie the game with just two minutes left.

Burnett joins junior running back Ronald "RoJo" Jones II and redshirt sophomore Sam Darnold in declaring for the 2018 NFL draft.