College Football's No. 1 Wide Receiver Expected to Opt Out of Season, Enter NFL Draft: Report

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LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase is expected to announce this week that he plans to opt out of the 2020 college football season, according to a report from CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd.

Chase had a record-breaking sophomore season as he helped LSU to an undefeated 2019 campaign.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound receiver set the school and SEC record for receiving yards with 1,780 and single-season touchdown receptions with a NCAA leading 20. The former Rummel star won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top receiver and was a unanimous first-team All-American in LSU’s 15-0 national championship winning season.

Chase will become the third LSU player to opt out of the Tigers 10-game SEC season joining cornerback Kary Vincent Jr. and defensive lineman Neil Farrell. 

Without Chase, LSU's projected starting quarterback Myles Brennan will rely on receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. who caught 43 passes for 625 yards and 12 touchdowns last season despite missing four games due to an injury.

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