South Carolina RB Davis to enter NFL Draft

Columbia, SC ( - South Carolina junior running back Mike Davis announced Thursday that his final collegiate game would be against Miami-Florida at the Independence Bowl on Saturday.

It was expected that Davis would forego his senior season to enter the NFL Draft. He has rushed 186 times for 927 yards and a team-high nine scores this season.

"Yes, this will be my last game," Davis confirmed. "You always want to go out with a bang. I just tell my teammates that I love them. I've enjoyed this long ride. I knew when it was coming down to it and I had made my decision, I started bringing a camera in to start recording my last moments with my teammates - a lot of good moments. I've just enjoyed being around them."

The younger brother of former Clemson standout, James Davis, Mike compiled the fourth-most single-season rushing yards in South Carolina history in 2013 when he gained 1,183 yards with 11 touchdowns.

"He's ready to put his best foot forward. I don't think it's a mystery that Mike's going to take his talents (to the NFL)," Gamecocks running backs coach Everette Sands said. "He had an up and down year. He's had a lot of good runs throughout the year and he had some injuries that not allowed him to be at full speed all the time. He's still put himself in a position for back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in the SEC, which is not an easy task."