North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance will forego his final two seasons of eligibility and will enter the NFL Draft. Lance confirmed his decision in an interview with Yahoo Sports Pete Thamel that was published on Tuesday afternoon and on his Twitter account.
“It’s been a heck of a ride for the last year," Lance told Thamel. "I’ve learned a ton, I’ve grown a ton as a person and a football player. I honestly have to give all the credit to the guys around me, to the strength staff and coaching staff and guys I’ve played with.”
Lance had a strong supporting cast at NDSU as the Marshall, Minn. native accounted for 42 total touchdowns and zero interceptions during his redshirt freshman season. Although Lance threw an interception in the Bison's showcase game on Saturday afternoon, he's considered a top prospect in this year's class thanks to his ability to get it done through the air or on the ground.
Lance had ups and downs during NDSU's 39-28 victory over Central Arkansas, which saw 28 NFL teams make the trip to Fargo to get a look at the 6-foot-4, 238-pound quarterback.
With a dynamic skill set, Lance will be toward the top of the class with Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields.